The Houston Texans hope they can have a healthy and ready Arian Foster for the upcoming season, their running game depends on it. Foster has missed most of the summer’s practices because of a strained calf and sore back. Foster told the Monday Morning Quarterback’s Peter King that might be a good thing.
“I’m fine,’” said Foster. “My body feels great. I actually think all this time [off] might help.”
“Why?” Peter King asked.
“You ask any player: ‘How’d you enjoy the lockout season?’ Great time. You had a chance to train without [having to] practice every day. When you got back to training camp, everyone felt fresh. That’s exactly how I feel right now. Over the past couple of months, I had the chance to just train and rehab and work on my body and didn’t have all those carries in training camp. Even during camp, I got a long rest [because of the back injury]. It’s usually a grind. Now I feel fresh. I feel rejuvenated.”
Good news for Texans fans and hopeful fantasy football owners. The Texans would’ve had to rely on running back Ben Tate who can’t carry the load for the offense quite like Foster does.