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Arian Foster doesn’t practice on Wednesday

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Arian Foster’s return to the lineup lasted a half in Miami and he hasn’t gotten back on the field since then.

Despite Texans coach Gary Kubiak’s denial that Foster reaggravated his hamstring injury against the Dolphins, the Texans held Foster out of practice on Wednesday. Kubiak claimed after the game that Foster was merely fatigued, which means he’s really exhausted or that he did, in fact, suffer a setback with his hamstring.

If Foster did wind up doing more damage, the Texans would be wise to keep him sidelined until he’s all the way back. Hamstring injuries have a nasty habit of lingering around and cropping up again if they aren’t fully healed before getting back on the field. Whether or not they rushed him back this time, they should be overly conservative this time.

It’s not like Houston doesn’t have a good option in Foster’s stead. Ben Tate has 219 rushing yards in the first two weeks and Kubiak has already acknowledged that he’s the lead back in Houston for the time being. Derrick Ward also missed practice on Wednesday, which would put Steve Slaton in the backup role if Ward isn’t able to answer the bell.

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16 Responses to “Arian Foster doesn’t practice on Wednesday”
  1. packattack1967 says: Sep 21, 2011 4:09 PM

    Pssst ‘didn’t’

  2. rpiotr01 says: Sep 21, 2011 4:11 PM

    No one would care about his hamstring if it weren’t for fantasy.

    Guy had one good year, now appears he’s going to have a lost one with some recurring hammy issues. Just let it be, Houston should still win the division.

  3. midwestguru says: Sep 21, 2011 4:12 PM

    Que the fantasy love for some Ben Tate in deeper leagues.

  4. 7thlombardiontheway says: Sep 21, 2011 4:19 PM

    6 rings, people! Get it through your heads! Five months until 7. I LOL at your empty trophy cases.

  5. 7thlombardiontheway says: Sep 21, 2011 4:21 PM

    Neep neep

  6. titknocker says: Sep 21, 2011 4:30 PM

    can’t wait to trade Ben Tate in my fantasy league!!

  7. boisestatewhodat says: Sep 21, 2011 4:31 PM

    ‘HERE WE COME, TO GET YOU’!

  8. buckybadger says: Sep 21, 2011 4:38 PM

    They are almost assured a playoff spot in this bad division. Only the Titans will compete with them so they should just rest him as much as possible.

    Now for the sake of my fantasy team they should play him and give him about 30 touches this weekend so he can be ruined for the season and my late round pick Tate can be a real contributor.

  9. KIR says: Sep 21, 2011 4:39 PM

    How’s that bright idea to play out your minimum 500k rookie contract seem now after leading the entire NFL in rushing yards last year? Dude has lost MILLIONS!

  10. deez420 says: Sep 21, 2011 4:42 PM

    I think the bigger question is when Foster does return will he have a
    Job ? And where does he end up playing next year … They drafted Tate for a reason

  11. infectorman says: Sep 21, 2011 4:48 PM

    ouch!
    2010 is looking more and more like a miracle year for this tailback.
    Hopefully, he can heal up because he was a BEAST last year

  12. quiettexan says: Sep 21, 2011 4:54 PM

    i really hope arian comes back soon. tate’s really good but foster is way better at reading the o-line and spotting the weak points in a defense.

  13. itsmammoth says: Sep 21, 2011 4:54 PM

    I thought about trading Tate too… BUT… he has been putting up solid numbers even with a time share (RBC). I have no idea why they continue to try and rush Foster back. They are essentially hitting the reset button on his injury timeline each time they do.

  14. egomaniac247 says: Sep 21, 2011 5:00 PM

    They need to just sit Foster as long as it takes….

    The crazy thing is that i don’t think it’s Foster that’s the “phenom”…it’s that o-line. Slaton, Ward, Foster ,and now Tate have all run extremely successful behind this line.

  15. baddegg says: Sep 21, 2011 5:14 PM

    Can we please get an MRI online so John Clayton can provide a diagnosis?

  16. kingokra says: Sep 21, 2011 5:18 PM

    I guess that ol’ “anti-awesome” thing flared up. Just when he thought he was awesome, too.

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