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Houston (CBS Houston) – Last week, Texans’ head coach Gary Kubiak hoped to have running back Arian Foster back on Monday. But come Monday morning, Foster wasn’t on the field.
Monday afternoon, coach Kubiak was asked about Foster’s return, “Today (Monday) was my date, and that one didn’t work. We’ll just have some patience here.”
Foster is still on the physically unable to perform list due to a strained calf injury he suffered during OTA’s. Last week coach Kubiak said the calf was ‘fine,’ and that he’s now dealing with tightness in his back. At Sunday’s press conference Kubiak said, “(The doctors) want to give it a few more days or whatever that period of time is before they put him back out there. He’s still experiencing some soreness so the decision was made yesterday that he would not return tomorrow.”
“He’s basically going through practice or has been since we’ve been in camp on his own with (head athletic trainer) Geoff (Kaplan). And, obviously, there’s been a little setback as we try to get the soreness out of him,” Kubiak said Monday, still confident that Foster would be ready for the regular season opener. “But from what I’ve seen, yes, because it’s not like he’s been standing around for the last three weeks.”
Kubiak continued, “Everything they’re telling us I’m listening to. They’re very positive about everything, so we’ll just have to see.”
Even though Foster hasn’t been activated from the PUP list or taken a snap this preseason, if he returns to the “Foster of old,” the Texans shouldn’t mind this time off to rehab their star just a little bit longer.
*The Houston Texans announced Monday that wide receiver DeVier Posey has been removed from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List and onto the active roster.
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