Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster left a practice session at OTAs with a calf strain, and he needed an MRI on his calf that was deemed by Gary Kubiak and the Texans as not being serious. It actually turned out to be more serious than what the Texans initially thought, and Foster needed crutches following the injury. The main significance of the calf strain is the fact that Foster has had his fair share of leg injuries in his career, so more wear and tear couldn’t possibly be good. Still, the injury wasn’t exactly severe, and Foster has always been fully expected to be a full participant in training camp.
Speaking with FOXSports.com’s Ross Jones in Malibu, California, Foster said of whether or not he would be ready for Texans training camp, “Yeah, more than likely.”
And yet, not “certainly”, as most of us expect. I bet Foster is just leaving a tiny bit of uncertainty, because, well, that’s what a lot of athletes do; nothing wrong with it. I wonder how serious Foster’s calf strain is, exactly, but nobody anticipates him missing training camp. Still, the Texans will likely give Foster’s reps to other backs, and that’s definitely better for a guy as talented as Foster anyway. He needs the rest more than the reps, and the Texans just gave him the ball far too much last season; they need to start giving star backup Ben Tate carries to shine and to alleviate the stress off of Foster.
I would highly recommend following the link above, as Arian Foster also talks about former teammate and star fullback Vonta Leach, who is the game’s best lead-blocker and was recently released by the Baltimore Ravens due to his salary.