Foster carted off from Texans practice with calf injury


On Friday, Texans running back Arian Foster was in Cleveland, filming a portion of his role in a film in which he plays an NFL running back.

It’s unknown whether his character gets injured in the movie.  But Foster currently has an injury that has resulted in the 2010 NFL rushing leader being carted off the field during Tuesday’s practice.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Foster had ice on his calf.  In a follow-up tweet, McClain points out coach Gary Kubiak informed the media that Foster has a strained calf muscle.

That’s good news, given that any time a guy is carted off the field with a lower leg injury, folks get anxious about how serious it could be.  In Foster’s case, it’s apparently not serious at all.

29 responses to “Foster carted off from Texans practice with calf injury

  1. Its never good when a top 3 running back goes down. I like to see all teams have their starters at important positions, it just makes for better football.

  2. Good thing it’s nothing serious. Foster is a big key to that offense no doubt. I’m excited to see if the Texans can finally take a big step in the right direction. Schaub is the key there I believe. Will he finally prove to be a franchise guy or will he just be solid but nothing spectacular in the end. I think whatever happens, they may want to hurry and try to figure it out. They have a window of opportunity that is quickly closing thanks to Colts returning to playoff form so quickly and with Luck at the helm most likely for the next 10-12 years, as well as the Titans getting better. It won’t be too long–probably two or three years, but I think under Bradley, J’ville gets a ton better as well and eventually vies for the division or at least some wild-card playoff appearances.

  3. mikep363839 says:
    May 28, 2013 2:19 PM
    Horrible headline, I’m not even a fan of the Texans. Don’t mislead fans to think someone is hurt worse than they are.


    Calf injuries are serious to be sure, but it’s not like the headline read he was carted off with a knee injury, e.g. torn ACL.

  4. Clever opening line, Florio. By referencing Foster’s work in a movie you plant a seed that it was his work on the movie set that caused the calf injury today.

    You know that’s what your readers want to believe. That way they can post flimsy arguments about his “focus.”

    I’ll give you credit for knowing your audience.

  5. That sucks. But at least it’s just a strain and not a tear. Should be back in plenty of time for the regular season.

  6. I just worry about this lingering into the season but as long as its a strain and not a tear he should have plenty of time to recover.

    This is a good chance for Ben Tate and Deji Karim to get some solid reps with the first team.

  7. I heard a pop & got a mild tear in my calf muscle fiber while playing tennis. Docs said it wasn’t serious but It was like I had a major catatrophic injury given I literally couldn’t put any weight on it for a couple months & it was 3-4 months for it to completely heal. Hope his isn’t anything like that.

  8. What is up with all these football injuries during O.T.As. Are these players not in shape going into these practices.??? Just pathetic aren’t these the same clowns that were crying about too many practices during the off season. These clowns need to MAN UP.!!!!!!!!

  9. So, it’s ok to draft him in the first round of our fantasy leagues?

    ….no, no it’s not?

    ….wait, yes, yes it is?

  10. As a #49ers fan I sympathize Texans fans after what happened to Crabtree. I never want to see any player get injured especially during OTAs (and, yes, that even means you Seahawks!). Hope he gets well soon.

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