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Still trying to find the right balance between preparation and rest, the Texans had running back Arian Foster working out Wednesday but did not allow him to practice with the team.
The Texans are taking the cautious approach with Foster’s hamstring injury after he was only able to play the first half of Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins. Foster missed the second half of his first playing opportunity on Sunday after experience tightness in the hamstring after just 10 carries in the first two quarters.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak is hopeful his star back will be able to go when his team takes on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
“Arian didn’t practice but he worked real hard,” Kubiak said following Wednesday’s practice. “We’re putting him through a program that may be routine right now. We’ll see where he is at but obviously we have three guys.”
Receiver Jacoby Jones and running back Derrick Ward also did not practice due to injury, while receiver Kevin Walter returned to practice after missing last week’s game with a bruised collarbone. Jones, who started in place of Walter last week, banged his knee and experienced swelling. Ward didn’t make Sunday’s trip due to an ankle injury he suffered during the Sept. 11 season-opening win over the Indianapolis Colts.