Houston Texans running back Arian Foster left practice early today with what Head Coach Gary Kubiak said was a calf strain.
“(He) strained his calf; we’re gonna go get it looked at. I don’t know, it was the first play of team, so we’ll see.”
On the first play of the team session, Foster took the handoff from Matt Schaub and took two steps before he stopped. He could not put pressure on his hurt leg and was quickly looked at by the team trainers. Foster was helped to the sideline where he was fitted with an ice bag and he watched the majority of practice from the training table.
Other players came to visit Foster during practice, but none of them had too much concern on their faces. Veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson had this to say about Foster:
“I think if it was real bad, I think we would’ve known about it by now. I don’t think that it’s nothing real bad, maybe a strain or something. I don’t know. I’ll find out once I get in the locker room.”
At the end of practice, Foster was driven up to the locker room by a team trainer on a cart loaded down with other players and equipment. Seated in the passenger seat with a towel over his head to keep the sun off of him, Foster gave the media a peace sign before exiting.
More updates will come out within the coming days but by the team's reaction it seems to be exactly what Kubiak said, a strain.