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Foster carted off from Texans practice with calf injury

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On Friday, Texans running back Arian Foster was in Cleveland, filming a portion of his role in a film in which he plays an NFL running back.

It’s unknown whether his character gets injured in the movie.  But Foster currently has an injury that has resulted in the 2010 NFL rushing leader being carted off the field during Tuesday’s practice.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Foster had ice on his calf.  In a follow-up tweet, McClain points out coach Gary Kubiak informed the media that Foster has a strained calf muscle.

That’s good news, given that any time a guy is carted off the field with a lower leg injury, folks get anxious about how serious it could be.  In Foster’s case, it’s apparently not serious at all.

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29 Responses to “Foster carted off from Texans practice with calf injury”
  1. geemoney713 says: May 28, 2013 2:11 PM

    The Ravens suck

  2. allday28mvpmvp says: May 28, 2013 2:14 PM

    Its never good when a top 3 running back goes down. I like to see all teams have their starters at important positions, it just makes for better football.

  3. @HowdyDoobie says: May 28, 2013 2:14 PM

    Calf strains are no joke. Ask Troy Palomalu.

  4. biggestredmiami says: May 28, 2013 2:14 PM

    I won’t believe it until he gets back on Twitter and shows me the MRI.

  5. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: May 28, 2013 2:16 PM

    Glad it’s not serious! Lookin forward to the movie and always been a fan of Arian Foster!

    Go Browns!

  6. mobuccsfan says: May 28, 2013 2:17 PM

    Good thing it’s nothing serious. Foster is a big key to that offense no doubt. I’m excited to see if the Texans can finally take a big step in the right direction. Schaub is the key there I believe. Will he finally prove to be a franchise guy or will he just be solid but nothing spectacular in the end. I think whatever happens, they may want to hurry and try to figure it out. They have a window of opportunity that is quickly closing thanks to Colts returning to playoff form so quickly and with Luck at the helm most likely for the next 10-12 years, as well as the Titans getting better. It won’t be too long–probably two or three years, but I think under Bradley, J’ville gets a ton better as well and eventually vies for the division or at least some wild-card playoff appearances.

  7. mikep363839 says: May 28, 2013 2:19 PM

    Horrible headline, I’m not even a fan of the Texans. Don’t mislead fans to think someone is hurt worse than they are.

  8. infectorman says: May 28, 2013 2:22 PM

    the collective gasp of hundreds of thousands of Keeper League owners just released across the country….

  9. blitzinc43 says: May 28, 2013 2:24 PM

    Foster the Fierce

  10. prospero63 says: May 28, 2013 2:27 PM

    Hopefully it’s just a minor case of anti-awesomeness.

  11. 2ringraven says: May 28, 2013 2:28 PM

    @geemoney-why so bitter? No lombardi in your town?

  12. southpaw2k says: May 28, 2013 2:28 PM

    mikep363839 says:
    May 28, 2013 2:19 PM
    Horrible headline, I’m not even a fan of the Texans. Don’t mislead fans to think someone is hurt worse than they are.

    ————————————————–

    Calf injuries are serious to be sure, but it’s not like the headline read he was carted off with a knee injury, e.g. torn ACL.

  13. acmepackers says: May 28, 2013 2:39 PM

    Are you guys done critiquing headlines now?

  14. crownofthehelmet says: May 28, 2013 2:39 PM

    No worries, MJD should be available in the near future.

  15. 11inthebox says: May 28, 2013 2:41 PM

    Clever opening line, Florio. By referencing Foster’s work in a movie you plant a seed that it was his work on the movie set that caused the calf injury today.

    You know that’s what your readers want to believe. That way they can post flimsy arguments about his “focus.”

    I’ll give you credit for knowing your audience.

  16. pooflingingmonkey says: May 28, 2013 2:54 PM

    The Ravens suck? Didn’t they just win a Super Bowl?

  17. blitzinc43 says: May 28, 2013 3:02 PM

    The ravens suck the juice of champions

  18. bhindenemylines says: May 28, 2013 3:16 PM

    That sucks. But at least it’s just a strain and not a tear. Should be back in plenty of time for the regular season.

  19. 8to80texansblog says: May 28, 2013 3:20 PM

    I just worry about this lingering into the season but as long as its a strain and not a tear he should have plenty of time to recover.

    This is a good chance for Ben Tate and Deji Karim to get some solid reps with the first team.

  20. coltsfreek says: May 28, 2013 3:26 PM

    beast of a back, hope he’s ok..

    without him, the South is easily taken back.

  21. whysomanylosers says: May 28, 2013 3:27 PM

    geemoney713 says:
    May 28, 2013 2:11 PM
    The Ravens suck

    ————————————————-
    No, just Ray Lewis.

  22. jetsjetsjetsnow says: May 28, 2013 3:38 PM

    I heard a pop & got a mild tear in my calf muscle fiber while playing tennis. Docs said it wasn’t serious but It was like I had a major catatrophic injury given I literally couldn’t put any weight on it for a couple months & it was 3-4 months for it to completely heal. Hope his isn’t anything like that.

  23. jstreet1985 says: May 28, 2013 4:01 PM

    Texans SUCK!!!

    1 win of all meetings and 0 rings= no room to talk

    RAVENS WORLD CHAMPS

  24. larrydavid7000 says: May 28, 2013 4:06 PM

    What is up with all these football injuries during O.T.As. Are these players not in shape going into these practices.??? Just pathetic aren’t these the same clowns that were crying about too many practices during the off season. These clowns need to MAN UP.!!!!!!!!

  25. therealbleedcoltsblue says: May 28, 2013 4:12 PM

    Translation:

    Indianapolis Colts: 2013 AFC South Champions

  26. 8to80texansblog says: May 28, 2013 4:19 PM

    blitzinc43 says:
    May 28, 2013 3:02 PM
    The ravens suck the juice of champions

    =========================

    There are so many jokes there…

  27. Waffle 2.0 says: May 28, 2013 4:45 PM

    Calf strains never really go away……uh oh.

  28. jayniner says: May 28, 2013 4:49 PM

    So, it’s ok to draft him in the first round of our fantasy leagues?

    ….no, no it’s not?

    ….wait, yes, yes it is?

  29. sampsonswag01 says: May 28, 2013 5:06 PM

    As a #49ers fan I sympathize Texans fans after what happened to Crabtree. I never want to see any player get injured especially during OTAs (and, yes, that even means you Seahawks!). Hope he gets well soon.

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