Arian Foster Injury: Updates on Texans Star's Hamstring and ReturnSeptember 19, 2014
Updates from Sunday, Oct. 5
The Texans announced Arian Foster is active for today's game:
Updates from Friday, Oct. 3
Texans.com's Deepi Sidhu has the latest on Foster:
Updates from Thursday, Oct. 2
Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com passed along comments from Bill O'Brien on Arian Foster's status for Week 5:
Updates from Sunday, Sept. 28
Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle spoke with Arian Foster on how he felt during Week 4:
"I just wasn’t 100 percent healthy out there (Sunday),” said Foster, who was initially a game-time decision. “I didn’t feel 100 percent myself, so I got some third downs in at the end of the game, just to try to help out. I’m glad I could make my play when my number was called.”
Texans coach Bill O’Brien said the Texans spelled Foster, partially because of Blue’s rise.
“We tried to manage (Foster’s) snaps (Sunday), coming off of missing a week there,” O’Brien said.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle earlier confirmed Arian Foster is active for Week 4:
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network previously reported the pre-game expectation for Foster:
Updates from Friday, Sept. 26
Mark Berman of Fox 26 updated Arian Foster's status from the Texans' injury report:
Earlier, Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com passed along comments from Bill O'Brien on Foster's status for Week 4:
Updates from Thursday, Sept. 25
FOX 26's Mark Berman has the latest on Foster's status:
Updates from Wednesday, Sept. 24
Brian T. Smith of the Houston Chronicle passed along comments from Bill O'Brien on Calvin Johnson's status:
Updates from Monday, Sept. 22
Drew Doughtery of HoustonTexans.com reported the latest on Arian Foster:
Deepi Sidhu of HoustonTexans.com also passed along more from Foster:
Updates from Sunday, Sept. 21
Pat Hanlon of Giants.com confirms Arian Foster is inactive for Week 3:
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network previously reported the pregame expectation for Foster:
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle added:
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, 28, is questionable for Week 3 as he works through a hamstring injury.
CSN's Dave Zangaro and Texans Radio host Deepi Sidhu have the details:
The three-time Pro Bowler is entering what might be a seminal season in his career.
After scoring double-digit touchdowns and rushing for more than 1,000 yards in each of his previous three years, Foster ran for only 542 yards and one score in 2013. He missed the last eight games of the season after suffering an injury that required back surgery and also struggled through other maladies.
Doctors cleared Foster for full participation in organized team activities in April. He had been a fixture at Texans facilities ever since, participating in non-mandatory workouts and showing up to training camp looking fully recovered.
"I can tell you the surgery wasn't as major as it sounded," Foster told Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman. "That's why I rebounded so quickly. I also worked my ass off. I'm expecting to do bigger things and bounce back."
The Texans hope to receive a positive prognosis on Foster's latest injury.
When healthy, Foster ranks among the best running backs in football. He's a powerful ball-carrier who fights his way through holes and gains consistent yardage despite not having an elite downfield burst. He's also an effective pass-catching option who has twice amassed more than 600 receiving yards in a season.
With question marks surrounding Ryan Fitzpatrick's ability to lead a cogent passing game, Foster's health is possibly more important than it's ever been. First-year head coach Bill O'Brien has developed a reputation as something of a quarterback whisperer, but Fitzpatrick's mediocre career resume speaks for itself.
The Texans need an effective Foster in the lineup to have any chance of challenging in the AFC South. Despite a miserable 2013 season, Houston has a solid core that could hang around .500 or even compete near the top of a wide-open division. Foster's injury puts that on hold for now.
Once there is a firm prognosis, the Texans will have a better outlook of what lies ahead.
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