May 20, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) during organized team activities at the Methodist Training Center at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Arian Foster is 'very close' to returning to practice

The Houston Texans placed running back Arian Foster on the physically unable to perform list with a calf injury to start training camp, but they never seemed to concerned about his health. While Foster is working to get back on the field, the team’s head coach Gary Kubiak and Texans general manager Rick Smith both seem to believe that Foster can return to practice as soon as this week.

“We want to make sure that he is totally 100 percent ready. So he’s very close,” Smith said. “We are just making sure that he is ready to go when we let him loose. We are being cautious and taking that slowly, but I have no worries that that is going to be something that he is going to have to deal with.”

It is obviously crucial for the team to have a healthy Foster in the backfield if they want to make a deep run in the playoffs.

This is also news that has to make fantasy football owners happy as they prepare for the start of the season.

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