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Following Injury, Houston Texans Smart to Rest RB Arian Foster Until Training Camp

Thomas Campbell-USA Today Sports

Arian Foster‘s importance to the Houston Texans speaks for itself.

The Texans, who emerged as a viable Super Bowl contender a season ago, despite their late season struggles, need a healthy Foster if they hope to make some noise within the AFC once again here in 2013. Well, Houston has made the decision to rest Foster for the remainder of organized team activities after he wound up on crutches with a strained right calf.

Texans’ head coach Gary Kubiak said on Wednesday that Foster will be just fine and ready to go by training camp, so there is zero need to worry if you are a Houston fan. Still though, this is an easy decision for the organization — let Foster get healthy.

Just last season, Foster ran for 1,424 yards and 15 touchdowns for a team that controlled the top seed in the AFC for most of last season. Houston ended up losing that spot and they are now looking to rebound here in 2013 in the hopes of a more successful season.

According to reports, back-up running back Ben Tate will take the bulk of the load during the remainder of the organized team activities before the calendar turns into focus to training camp.

Houston will kick off the 2013 preseason on Friday, Aug. 9 on the road at the Minnesota Vikings. They will open up the regular season one month later on Sep. 9 against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.

 

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