Texans beat writer expects Arian Foster to play Week 1

John McClain, The Houston Chronicle - [Full Article]

Texans beat writer John McClain on the Arian Foster hamstring injury:

"For those fans who are wondering about Foster’s availability for the opener against Indianapolis, here’s the deal: No one can be 100 percent sure because he could hurt it again. But when he suffered the first hamstring injury in camp, I watched him limp around. I watched him wear ice on it every day and limp around the facility. Since the Texans returned from San Francisco, Foster hasn’t been limping. He’s been jogging at two practices. They left him behind to rehab rather than make the trip to Minnesota for the last preseason game. I’ve talked to just about everyone about Foster’s hamstring, including Foster, and I expect him to play against the Colts."

Fantasy Impact: 

This situation seems to be changing by the hour. McClain makes a good point about Foster's jogging on the sidelines at practice. If he were really going to miss 3-4 weeks, why would the Texans' medical staff allow him to jog and potentially re-aggravate the injury? Foster owners (especially keeper/dynasty owners) should hold onto him unless there's an offer on the table that is too good to be refused. Of course, if you're trying to pry Foster away from their owner, there's never been a better time.

Filed Under: 2011, Preseason

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