Gary Kubiak believes Arian Foster will return “pretty quickly”

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Texans running back Arian Foster began training camp on the active / physically unable to perform list with a calf injury he’s been dealing with since earlier in the offseason.

However, head coach Gary Kubiak doesn’t believe Foster will be long for the PUP list.

“I expect him back pretty quickly,” Kubiak said Friday, according to the club.

Kubiak said that Foster not being cleared right off the bat to start camp was “(a) little bit of a surprise to me,” but Kubiak indicated that the club’s training staff believes Foster “needs a few days with them to work into the routine.”

Kubiak said that Foster has “had a good summer; he’s been here every day.”

Given that Foster racked up a combined 460 touches in the regular season and playoffs in 2012, a few extra days on the sidelines isn’t a real concern. In fact, it may well be a good thing.

4 responses to “Gary Kubiak believes Arian Foster will return “pretty quickly”

  1. The Texans have to bring his touches down to a more reasonable level or he’s going to flame out.

    In 2011, Ben Tate was such a great respite for Foster and was so productive. The Texans really need that again out of Tate this year if they are planning on keeping Foster long term…

  2. Arian Foster will be done in two years tops. If the Texans are smart, they’ll split carries between Foster and Tate 60-40. With the amount of touches he’s had over the past four years, he’s on his way to an early retirement.

  3. I was lucky enough to meet Arian about a month ago. He’s a super nice guy, really down to earth, funny, and a chill guy to hang out with. If I hadn’t known who he was there is no way I would have pegged him as one of the best players in the NFL. Here’s hoping that his calf injury clears up quickly.

  4. Foster should get more credit as a running back. He was undrafted and would be the best running back in the NFL if AP wasn’t a freak.

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