Bob McNair: Seems like Arian Foster has a soft tissue injury every year

AP

Word out of Houston is that Texans running back Arian Foster is heading for injured reserve with the designation to return after having groin surgery to repair an injury he picked up in practice earlier this week.

The loss is a big one for Houston’s offense, but it wasn’t one that caught one important member of the organization off guard. Foster missed time with a hamstring injury last year and Owner Bob McNair seemed to have that and other aches from over the years in mind when he heard this week’s bad news.

“Can’t say I’m surprised, McNair said, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “It seems like every year he’s had a soft tissue injury. We keep our fingers crossed. He seems to be vulnerable to those types of things. We believe he’ll come back this season and help us.

Foster has remained productive when he’s healthy, but if he does spend time on I.R. this year it will be the second time in three seasons that he’s missed at least half the year. He’s signed for next season at $6.5 million and McNair might wonder why he’s paying that much for a player who he feels is injured every year.