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Arian Foster will be a game time decision for the Texans

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Running back Arian Foster expects to play for the Texans on Sunday.

Coach Gary Kubiak isn’t quite so sure. He called Foster a game time decision during his meeting with the media on Friday after Foster missed practice because of knee soreness. Foster was pulled out of practice on Thursday with the same problem, leading to a visit to the MRI machine that Kubiak said turned out fine.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Kubiak said he’s optimistic that Foster and linebacker Brooks Reed, in the same game time decision boat thanks to a hip injury, will be able to play against the Dolphins. As mentioned, Foster expects to play and he downplayed the seriousness of the soreness that’s keeping him off the field.

“I work extremely hard, and sometimes things just need a little bit of rest,” Foster said, via Nick Scurfield of the team’s website.

The good news for the Texans is that they have Ben Tate ready to play in the event Foster isn’t able to go and the 2012 Dolphins aren’t exactly shaping up to be the 1972 Dolphins. Still, you don’t want to start the year with your starting tailback experiencing knee troubles. This will likely be a situation to monitor in the weeks to come as well.

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29 Responses to “Arian Foster will be a game time decision for the Texans”
  1. voiceofreasonsays says: Sep 7, 2012 2:18 PM

    I didn’t draft him because he’s an injury prone RB.

  2. jarathen says: Sep 7, 2012 2:20 PM

    So glad I handcuffed Foster every single time I drafted him.

  3. august1969 says: Sep 7, 2012 2:21 PM

    dear lord

  4. hdahs143 says: Sep 7, 2012 2:28 PM

    Dolphins had the #3 rushing defense last year.

    Unfortunately the pass defense was #25.

    Here is hoping Sean Smith has a pick or two on Sunday

  5. blackandbluedivision says: Sep 7, 2012 2:32 PM

    Man, I hope my #1 overall pick doesn’t screw me over like it did last year: Chris Johnson.

  6. htowntexan says: Sep 7, 2012 2:37 PM

    rest him this week. i would rather have him at full speed later in the season.

  7. dino2997 says: Sep 7, 2012 2:39 PM

    The worst possible scenario would be split carries for fantasy owners. Even if Foster plays how many carries could he possibly get?

  8. kiopta1 says: Sep 7, 2012 2:42 PM

    I have both rice and foster…but really hope both play.

  9. shackdelrio says: Sep 7, 2012 2:42 PM

    Remember when people cared about injuries for real football reasons not “fantasy” football?

  10. dadawg77 says: Sep 7, 2012 2:45 PM

    Tate would be a starter for at least 25 other teams so Texans wont lose much if Foster can’t go. Just hopefully people who drafted Foster picked up Tate to.

  11. dallassux says: Sep 7, 2012 2:51 PM

    I knew I should have drafted Rice!

  12. AlanSaysYo says: Sep 7, 2012 3:00 PM

    As a Miami fan, I hope Foster sits out the game.

    As a Ben Tate fantasy owner, I hope Foster sits out the season.

    As a decent human being, I wish Foster nothing but the best.

  13. nyyjetsknicks says: Sep 7, 2012 3:03 PM

    kiopta1 says:
    Sep 7, 2012 2:42 PM
    I have both rice and foster…but really hope both play.

    _________________

    Auction, keeper, or idiots in your draft?

  14. theralph2012 says: Sep 7, 2012 3:14 PM

    @kiopta1

    If you have both Rice and Foster then you must be in either a 2 team league or playing with chimpanzees.

  15. socal9er says: Sep 7, 2012 3:16 PM

    Never take an RB with first pick

  16. firesnyder says: Sep 7, 2012 3:23 PM

    This is a direct shot across the bow of Fantasy Football leagues everywhere! They are messing with our heads! This has to be engineered by Roger Goodell since the NFL is not getting its cut of your league!

  17. retaeyssup says: Sep 7, 2012 3:23 PM

    Kiopta – What kind of rookie league are you in that got both Foster and Rice?

  18. ketelwon says: Sep 7, 2012 3:24 PM

    Fat new contract + new age vegan diet = “injury prone”

  19. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 7, 2012 3:27 PM

    Hey get over it 95% of football fans play fantasy football too, why u think the nfl is so popular now, even women play FF and i check stats on other players too, so live with it!! FF and regular football goes with one another

  20. vikes8480 says: Sep 7, 2012 3:27 PM

    Whew, I’m glad I took Ray Rice #1 overall!

  21. papasbasement says: Sep 7, 2012 3:27 PM

    The Texans are a great team, but they seem incredibly snakebitten by injuries. I guess that wasn’t too witty or insightful. Just a sad truth.

  22. august1969 says: Sep 7, 2012 3:32 PM

    I have Foster and Rice also. 14 team auction. Unfortunately, everyone ran up the cost of Tate so I helped run it up and then bailed…wish I spent that $15 now.

    Auction is much better than snake. I know this isn’t a fantasy blog, buy hey, times change.

  23. dalucks says: Sep 7, 2012 3:32 PM

    He missed the first two games last season and he still finished in the top five in rushing so slow down with your panic.

  24. mgdsquiggy17 says: Sep 7, 2012 3:40 PM

    “Fat new contract + new age vegan diet = “injury prone””

    no. More like you are reaching for something here. This is the F’in NFL. It’s a hard game and guys get injured.

  25. stephenolszewski says: Sep 7, 2012 3:52 PM

    Well I feel a bit better with Tate at my flex option now

  26. sikologik says: Sep 7, 2012 3:55 PM

    shackdelrio says:
    Sep 7, 2012 2:42 PM
    Remember when people cared about injuries for real football reasons not “fantasy” football?

    ———————

    Yeah. Then there was the whole player lockout thing in the 2011 offseason, at which point all compassion for their bodies went out the window for me, regardless of reason. I concluded that football is a game, it’s entertainment, and I pay them way too much money to both watch it and care if they get injured temporarily, for life, become paralyzed, or even dead. That’s the risk that they choose to take; I pay them handsomely to take it; and this evens out the scales.
    Not that I want to see any of them wind up dead, mind you. Of course I don’t; but I won’t lose sleep over it if or when somebody does.

  27. jetstizzi85 says: Sep 7, 2012 4:09 PM

    if you play fantasy football you should be aware that some leagues are keeper leagues….that is how you can have both Foster and Rice

  28. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 7, 2012 4:34 PM

    if you play fantasy football you should be aware that some leagues are keeper leagues….that is how you can have both Foster and Rice

    yeah but usually folks keep those type of players

  29. scotchrocks says: Sep 7, 2012 4:44 PM

    shackdelrio says:
    Sep 7, 2012 2:42 PM
    Remember when people cared about injuries for real football reasons not “fantasy” football?

    _______________________________

    In those days people only cared about injuries on their team and the team they were playing that week.

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