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During this morning’s practice, yet another Texans running back was forced from activities due to hamstring issues. Slaton becomes the third running back in 10 days to miss a portion of camp thanks to a strained hamstring.
During the second hour of practice, Slaton suffered the injury during a simple hand off. Visibly upset, he immediately came off of the field and headed to the trainers.
Slaton is just the latest player to suffer an injuryof this nature. Early last week, Arian Foster ended a long run with a slight limp, and Ben Tate was a part of a similar scene on Tuesday.While it seems that Foster is being held out of practice practice to ensure that the injury is not aggravated and Ben Tate will return to the field tomorrow, Slaton’s injury may be serious enough to force the Texans to look for another acquisition in free agency before the season starts.
At the start of training camp, the Texans were stacked at the running back position. Now only 10 days into camp, Texans general manager Rick Smith could soon be working out some potential replacements for those injured players.