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Kubiak still confident Foster will be back on time

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The Texans keep expecting running back Arian Foster to come back at a certain time, and he keeps not coming back.

But coach Gary Kubiak said he’s still confident that Foster would be ready for the regular season opener, despite the fact he hasn’t been activated from the PUP list or taken a snap this preseason.

I am, because I watch him work,” Kubiak said, via Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle. “I’ve been watching him — he’s basically going through practice or has been since we’ve been in camp on his own with [head trainer] Geoff [Kaplan]. And, obviously, there’s been a little setback as we try to get the soreness out of him. But from what I’ve seen, yes, because it’s not like he’s been standing around for the last three weeks.”

Asked if he had a new date for Foster’s return from calf and back issues, and Kubiak said if he did, “I’d give it you.”

“[Monday] was my date and that one didn’t work,” Kubiak said. “So we’ll just have some patience here.”

If the regular season rolls around and Foster is well and able and performs the way he has in the past, there will be no reason for concern. Until then, it seems some of the offseason concerns about his condition might have been a bigger deal than he was willing to admit.

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5 Responses to “Kubiak still confident Foster will be back on time”
  1. jhein23 says: Aug 19, 2013 4:29 PM

    So what do my fellow PFT friends think is Arian Foster worth keeping in Fantasy Football or too risky? Other options Brandon Marshall & Stevan Ridley.

  2. cletusvandam says: Aug 19, 2013 4:31 PM

    So he’s “going through practice” but he’s on the PUP list? Seems legit.

  3. banlarson says: Aug 19, 2013 5:59 PM

    Either this is his way of skipping training camp/pre-season, or he really does have a back issue. Not sure how a 20 something kid can have a back issue which surfaces right at the time of 2 a day practices in blazing heat. Hmmm.

  4. notoriousjebus says: Aug 19, 2013 7:55 PM

    Maybe not having this guy touch the ball 391 times during the regular season would help alleviate some of these injury issues.

    I get it the guy is a total beast, your chances to win increase the more he touches the ball, but 20-22 times a game is a perfectly suitable number. You don’t want to use this guy up completely. Even slightly more prudent use could mean you get to use him for a few more years.

  5. drglory says: Aug 19, 2013 11:02 PM

    Dude’s gonna be fine. Texans are just being insanely conservative. I hope he falls to me at pick 4!

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