Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) could return ‘sooner rather than later’

Tuesday September 8th, 2015

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster’s rehab is ahead of schedule, coach Bill O’Brien​ said on Monday.

Foster sustained an injury to his groin during an Aug. 3 practice. He underwent surgery on Aug. 7 to repair a torn groin muscle. Foster was optimistic that he would recover in less than three months.

Only a month after the injury, Foster is said to be doing well. O’Brien did not specifically say when he believes Foster will be able to play again, but said that the running back is working very hard and that he thinks he will be back “sooner rather than later, relative to what the early prognosis was.”

Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Foster passed his physical and would not be place on the physically unable to perform list. The team is unsure when he will return.

Foster, 28, ran for 1,246 yards last season and eight touchdowns on 4.8 yards per carry in 13 games. He added 327 receiving yards and five touchdowns through the air. In six seasons with the Texans after going undrafted in 2009, he has made four Pro Bowls and led the league in rushing in 2010.

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