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Arian Foster on hamstring: 'I pulled myself out'

Posted on: September 19, 2011 10:05 am
Edited on: September 19, 2011 10:06 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Arian Foster spent much of the second half of Houston's 23-13 win in Miami on the sidelines, as Ben Tate piled up the rushing yardage for the Texans.

That's because Foster re-aggravated the left hamstring injury that's been bothering him since the preseason, which led to some worry that he'd returned too soon, although Foster insists he was just being precautionary.

"I pulled myself out because I felt it getting a little tight," Foster said, calling it a tough decision to do so. "But I have to realize that it's only Game 2," he added. "It's a long season, so I have to get healthy."

The biggest issue for anyone that wants to see Foster going full-force is that the Texans handily defeated the Dolphins -- that the score was even remotely close is more a byproduct of Johnathan Joseph missing a couple series -- he later returned to the game with an ankle injury -- in which Miami was able to stumble upon some offense.

It seems like Houston could have probably rested him another week and not skipped a beat, given that Ben Tate became just the 11th player in NFL history to start his career with back-to-back 100-yard games.

"[Foster] obviously wasn't himself and he got pretty fatigued," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. "He wanted to play in the second half but when he told me he felt a little tight in the locker room, I said, 'That's it.'"

And so Kubiak gave Tate the rock, and Tate responded just fine, piling up 103 rushing yards on 23 carries and melting off enough of the clock to preserve a win for Houston.

Don't be surprised, then, if Foster sits this coming week. And maybe the next week after that, depending on how healthy his hamstring is. If it's anything less than 100 percent, he shouldn't be out there for a team that, as we've mentioned, as a free pass to a division title and just needs to avoid doing anything stupid.

Meanwhile, let's not forget that Kubiak is a Mike Shanahan disciple -- it's not like he's scared to have a previously unknown running back step into his system, perform well and turn into a feature back that can carry the team going forward.

Just ask Arian Foster.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:30 am
 

Arian Foster on hamstring: 'I pulled myself out'




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:44 am
 

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Since: Sep 20, 2011
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Arian Foster on hamstring: 'I pulled myself out'

Hey Guys, do you think this is a 2-4 week recovery process, or do you think there is more there then they are telling us?  I want to lean towards tate the rest of the year, but that is a hell of a gamble for me to trade for him-  what do you think? 



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 11:47 pm
 

Arian Foster on hamstring: 'I pulled myself out'

And the guy was force feed the ball last year,, when the texans where getting blown out or losing in games they ran tha damn running back dumpoff or screen pass EVERY play, and whenever inside the 15 yd line. Every pass or run went to Foster...Same goes for Chris Johnson, Overrated who touches the ball close to 30 to 40 plays a game..



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 11:44 pm
 

Arian Foster on hamstring: 'I pulled myself out'

Foster is overrated, that offense is stacked and Ben Tate could put up those numbers that foster did last year. Hes just a product of a system. 


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