Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak sounded optimistic on Sunday about running back Arian Foster’s availability for the regular-season opener against Indianapolis.
Foster left the Texans’ Saturday-night preseason game at San Francisco with a hamstring injury in the first quarter.
"Everything was positive today," Kubiak said. "It looks like we’re dealing kind of with the same thing we were dealing with at the start of camp. Hopefully, (we’ll) get him back on the rehab train and get him ready for opening day. He’ll be day-to-day, but we feel like we’re fortunate."
Foster sat out for 12 days with the same hamstring injury at the beginning of training camp from Aug. 5-17. The reigning NFL rushing champ has two full weeks to recover for the Texans’ Week 1 game against the Colts on Sept. 11.
"Until he’s there, it’s a concern," Kubiak said.
The status of Foster has become fantasy football's most suspenseful story. He's more of a risk now, but still remains in our top five. Over the next two weeks, there will likely be frequent updates on Foster's health.