Arian Foster returns to practice Wednesday

AP

Three weeks after Arian Foster aggravated his hamstring injury in a preseason game, the league’s leading rusher from a year ago returned to practice Wednesday.

It sounds like he’s fully on track to play this weekend against the Dolphins.

“He took a normal Wednesday load for a starter,” Kubiak said. “I guess the key probably is how does he come out of practice tomorrow, does he feel good. But everything was positive today at practice, so we’ll see.”

The Texans ran the ball well against the Colts, but the matchup looks much tougher this week against Miami. Derrick Ward is day-to-day after leaving last week’s game with an ankle injury.  Ben Tate figures to backup Foster, but Kubiak made it clear he won’t be too worried about Foster’s workload.

“If he can play, you play [him],” Kubiak said. “There won’t be being careful with him. You may say, ‘This is how many times he’s going to touch it,’ but you can’t do something half-speed out there. We’d have to see, but if he’s ready to go, he puts us at our best and he’ll be out there.”

Translation for fantasy leaguers and Texans fans: Giddy up.