It’s fitting, we suppose, that for a Week One game in which the starting quarterback for one team may or may not play due to injury, the starting tailback for the other team is now firmly in the will-he-or-won’t-he? category.
With an ESPN medical expert offering up a Bill Frist-style assessment of Arian Foster’s hamstring — and predicting that he could miss up to a month — John McClain of the Houston Chronicle predicts that Foster will be ready to go.
McClain points out that Foster is walking and jogging. Whether that translates to running and cutting in 10 days remains to be seen.
With Ben Tate showing some promise, the Texans can afford to park Foster on the bench for a week or so to let the muscle fully heal. Given that Foster fought through a knee injury last year to avoid getting Pipped out of the starting lineup, look for the defending NFL rushing champ to do everything he can to play.