The Houston Texans activated running back Arian Foster off the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday. Foster has been sidelined with a back issue throughout the entirety of training camp.
With the season opener less than three weeks away, Foster has a short amount of time to get up to speed for the start of the regular season. However, Foster feels he’ll be ready to go even if he doesn’t see any preseason action.
“I’m not a huge fan of preseason,” Foster said, via Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press. “I feel like I’ll be ready for Sept. 9 without (it). I’ve just got to get myself acclimated.”
Head coach Gary Kubiak shared the same sentiments.
“I don’t think it’s a must that he carry the ball in preseason to be ready for San Diego,” Kubiak said.
Whatever it takes him to get ready, the Texans need Foster healthy for the start of the season. Foster has run for over 1,200 yards in each of the last three seasons for the Texans and amassed 41 touchdowns over that span.