Arian Foster made it through half-an-hour of reps at the Houston Texans OTAs on Wednesday. He was helped off the field limping, avoiding any pressure on his right foot.
Foster should return in time for training camp, but this still serves as a valid concern for Houston.
The Texans have been ravished by injuries in recent memory. They had a legitimate title shot before the injury of QB Matt Schaub two seasons ago, and Foster as well as WR Andre Johnson have spent the better part of the last two seasons with nagging injuries. Integral defensive cog Brian Cushing’s season was cut short by a cut block on Monday night in New York last year as well.
Coach Gary Kubiak assured the media on Wednesday that Foster suffered from a minor calf strain, and it’s an injury that shouldn’t have any real impact on his 2013 season.
This is the second setback in the Texans’ 2013 campaign, as recently signed free agent S Ed Reed underwent hip surgery earlier this month. While the acquisition of Reed is certainly something for Houston fans to get excited about, there are some underlying concerns in locking down a 34 year-old safety with nagging hip problems.
The Houston Texans have legitimate Super Bowl hopes, but they have been snake-bitten by injury in recent seasons. The Foster injury is certainly one the team should be concerned with, and we will know more on his status in the coming days. All things point to the Texans being at full strength again soon.