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Calf’s okay, but back keeps Arian Foster out of practice

Arian Foster, Karlos Dansby AP

At the end of last week, Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that he expected running back Arian Foster to make his training camp practice debut on Sunday after starting camp on the PUP list because of a lingering calf injury.

The calf is holding up just fine, but Foster did not join his teammates on the field as planned on Sunday. Kubiak said, via the team, that Foster did not practice on Sunday because of a sore back.

There doesn’t seem to be much concern that Foster will need to remain on the sideline much longer and it’s certainly understandable that the Texans would continue to opt for the cautious approach with such an important part of their team. It’s an approach that has extended to others with a big hand in the Texans’ success. Defensive end J.J. Watt was a spectator on Sunday with a sore elbow that Kubiak said was not a big concern.

Neither injury will turn into one unless we get a lot closer to the regular season without any improvement.

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4 Responses to “Calf’s okay, but back keeps Arian Foster out of practice”
  1. mcwest1 says: Aug 4, 2013 11:42 AM

    Can a player remain on the PUP list if the injury which caused the PUP list designation is healed and the player acquires a different injury?

  2. timb12 says: Aug 4, 2013 12:38 PM

    They call me Mr. Glass!

  3. bdl08 says: Aug 4, 2013 5:36 PM

    He touched the ball nearly 500 times last year. It’s not about being made of glass. Tate needs to step up this year.

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 5, 2013 12:54 PM

    bdl08 says:
    Aug 4, 2013 5:36 PM
    He touched the ball nearly 500 times last year. It’s not about being made of glass. Tate needs to step up this year.

    ______________________

    Tate HAS to be productive this year or Arian will wear out.

    I think these little nagging injuries have to do with
    #1 his work load
    #2 his diet

    I don’t care what vegans say, I just don’t believe an all vegetable diet is as healthy as a balanced diet with lean meat. I’m no nutritionist so I could be 100% wrong, but I believe that denying himself meat is affecting his bodies ability to recover and thus leaving him susceptible to injuries…

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