Arian Foster Injury Update: Week 2 Start For Houston Texans Running Back?

Arian Foster injury news looks really good for the Houston Texans. The latest Foster rumors have the running back looking at a possible return to the field in Week 2. A report from CBS Sports has Foster telling teammates that he could play against the Carolina Panthers on September 20. That would be great news for the Texans and fantasy football owners awaiting his return.

Foster is going to miss the Week 1 game against the Kansas City Chiefs as he tries to recover from a groin surgery that took place in training camp. It was thought that he might miss a month of the regular season schedule, but his rehab has been going great. The problem is risking a worse injury by coming back too quickly, so the Texans may take it slow with Foster.

The first really notable game on the schedule for the Texans is on October 8 against the Indianapolis Colts. That’s in Week 5, and is marked as a game where the injury to Arian Foster needs to be a thing from the past. It’s a short week for the Texans, as that is a Thursday night game set to be shown on NFL Network. The two games against the Colts this season could decide which team wins the AFC South, so the first match-up is extremely important to put in the win column.

With Foster sidelined in Week 1, the Texans are turning to Chris Polk and Alfred Blue to get the job done. They are playing a tough Kansas City Chiefs team, so it is a game where the Texans need to play well on defense to keep the score close. Last season, the Chiefs did give up 127.2 rushing yards per game, showing that the yards could be there. The defense just didn’t allow many touchdowns, giving up just 17.6 points per game.

There is likely to be more information about this injury update from the coaching staff as the Week 2 game approaches. For right now, they are focused on playing the Chiefs in Week 1, with Polk and Blue behind the quarterback. Since most of the information has come from Foster himself, fantasy football owners should take it with a grain of salt until he is actually cleared by the team doctors. Still, it’s hard to blame Houston Texans fans for getting excited that Arian Foster might be able to play as early as the Week 2 game.

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