NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday, per a source informed of the situation, that Foster suffered a major groin injury that will likely necessitate surgery. Foster will miss the start of the season, per Rapoport, and is almost certainly is headed to short-term injured reserve. ESPN.com first reported Foster's injury.
Foster finished Monday's practice on the sideline after he pulled up with a limp during a pass play.
This falls right in line with a report we had earlier today that the Foster groin injury was serious. This story went on to say Foster, 28, has missed 11 games over the past two seasons due to injuries and has dealt with groin issues in the past. He remains one of the NFL's top all-purpose running backs when on the field, however. He finished with 1,573 yards from scrimmage and 13 total touchdowns in just 13 games for Houston in 2014. The Texans will move forward with a running back group that includes Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes. Blue would likely get a bulk of the carries without Foster in the picture. Polk is a bigger back who could be used in goal line or short yardage situations or as a change of pace.