The Texans have had a few false starts when it comes to getting running back Arian Foster back on the practice field after calf and back injuries which has caused them to reset the date for next week.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that the team hopes Foster will make his 2013 practice debut on Monday. If that goes off without a hitch, the team would like to see Foster get “a few carries” in the team’s third preseason game against the Saints.
Foster developed tightness in his back while trying to make his way back from a calf strain suffered in the spring. Kubiak said earlier this week that the team isn’t overly concerned about Foster’s ability to get back in time to start the season on the field.
“Any time guys aren’t on the field, you’re concerned [about] when they get back. But as far as are we concerned about him at this point, no, we know what we’re going through,” Kubiak said. “We know where we’re at, so we’ve got time. Do I want him out here? Yes. He needs to work to get ready for the season, and I think we’re awful close to doing that.”
Should Foster miss another projected return date, Kubiak might change his tune but until that happens there’s not much reason to feel more concerned about Foster’s status than the guys who are evaluating him every day.