Texans RB Arian Foster will undergo groin surgery this week, out 3-6 months

John McClain, Twitter - [Full Article]

Texans RB Arian Foster will undergo surgery to repair torn groin in Philadelphia Friday. Dr. William Meyers will reattach muscle to the bone. Foster expected to be placed on short term injured reserve. He can return after Week 8 and will miss at least the first eight games.

Fantasy Impact: 

Foster's injury is believed to require at least three months recovery, which may allow for a return in Week 10 after the team's Week 9 bye. But that's probably a best-case scenario. The Texans struck out trying to sign Pierre Thomas, who would have taken over passing down duties. Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes are now vying for snaps. Polk is the most intriguing prospect since he had two 1,400-yard seasons while in college and has had some success (4.7 YPC) in the NFL. Grimes also produced well in college, though he played for William & Mary, while Polk faced better competition while at Washington. Blue stepped in for Foster last year, but his career 3.1 YPC isn't very encouraging. However, he did fare better (3.74 YPC) in the six games in which he saw at least 10 carries.

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