Arian Foster was carted off from the Houston Texans’ practice on Tuesday due to an apparent calf injury. The three-time Pro Bowler has taken the spotlight since joining the Texans in 2009 as an undrafted free agent, and he’s now facing his first setback this year as the team prepares for the upcoming season.
Last season, Foster rushed for 1,424 yards and 15 touchdowns, the second best season of his career behind 2010 when he lead the NFL in rushing. Since joining the team, the Texans have reached the playoffs twice, both of which came in the last two seasons.
They lost to the New England Patriots in a 41-28 blowout in the divisional round in 2013 after beating the Cincinnati Bengals in a wild card match-up. Arian Foster has been critical to the team’s success since arriving four years ago, but he may be forced to miss spring practices after suffering from a calf injury on Tuesday.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicletweeted about the injury and he noted that Foster left the field with ice around his calf as he was carted off. Arian Foster’s injury comes just days after he was in Cleveland filming for his new role as an NFL running back in Kevin Costner’s film, Draft Day.
The role should come easy to Foster, as he’s practically playing himself, though his name will “Ray Jennings,” an NFL draft prospect while Kevin Costner will play as Sonny Weaver, the Cleveland Browns general manager who’s trying to save the city from losing football.
Good thing Foster was filming last week, as he now will look to rest his calf after suffering the injury at the Texans’ practice. John McClain went on to confirm Foster’s setback in another Twitter post.
Kubiak said foster strainedcalf muscle
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 28, 2013
Gary Kubiak is the Texans’ head coach, who’s been with the team since 2006 and is only the franchises second coach after they fired Dom Capers. Kubiak has led the Texans to first place in the AFC South in each of the last two seasons.
Do you think Arian Foster’s calf injury will hold him back this spring as the Houston Texans continue to progress through training leading up to the 2014 season?
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