Houston Texans franchise running back Arian Foster has had difficulty staying healthy. The 27 year old is a three time Pro Bowler and was the 2010 NFL rushing champion, but has missed games here and there over the last few seasons due to nagging injuries.
Last year, Foster’s season was cut short when he incurred a back injury against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football in week 8. The injury required Foster to have season ending surgery, but he was cleared by his doctors to join the Texans for training camp.
On the second day of training camp Foster was forced to leave the field when he began favoring his hamstring. If you recall, Foster missed all of last season’s training camp with a calf injury, so his legs have been giving him issues.
Today, on the fourth day of camp, Foster sat out of practice and did not speak to the media.
Arian Foster missed practice. He was in sweats. Turned down media requests again. He’s talked once bout football since going on iR last year
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) July 28, 2014
After the practice wrapped up, head coach Bill O’Brien addressed Foster missing practice:
O’Brien on Arian Foster, who did not practice: “It’s a minor deal… It’s a long season, and he’ll be out there.” #Texans
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) July 28, 2014
If Foster sat out today only for precautionary reasons, then Texans fans can still hold on to a glimmer of hope that he will stay healthy throughout the upcoming NFL season. If not, it may be the end of the line for Arian Foster.