Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak is optimistic that injured rusher Arian Foster will be ready for the team’s season opener. Foster aggravated a hamstring injury on Saturday during an exhibition game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Foster was the top NFL rusher in 2010 and sat out during the start of preseason to nurse his injury before rushing for 47 yards and two touchdown’s in this teams 27-14 victory over New Orleans on August 20.
Foster aggravated his hamstring during his eighth carry against the 49ers.
Kubiak revealed on Sunday:
“Looks like we’re dealing with the same thing we were dealing with at the start of camp,” while adding, “Hopefully, we can get him back on the rehab train, and get him ready for opening day. He’ll be day to day.”
In the meantime the teams head athletic trainer Geoff Kaplan says the outlook is “very positive”, although he would not comment whether Foster would be ready for his teams season opener on September 11 against the Indianapolis Colts.
If Foster is unable to play during the season opener Kubiak says Derrick Ward will remain in the second team spot followed by Ben Tate, although that order could change if one of those men run better on Thursday night versus the Vikings.
According to Kubiak:
“Mario did a good job,” and “He pushed the pocket extremely well. He was involved in five (quarterback) pressures. (The coaches) think he continued to step forward (in his new position).”
Now Texans fans get to wait in anticipation for word of their star rushers status.