Arian Foster was a late scratch before yesterday's game against the Giants due to a nagging hamstring injury. Arian spoke about the hamstring and when he expects to be back this afternoon.
"It's the hamstring's call," Foster says when asked who decides if/when he can play. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) September 22, 2014
Foster said the hamstring felt good before the game, obviously wasn't enough to play. He will be day-to-day. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) September 22, 2014
Brian T. Smith has more from Foster in this piece, which elaborates on the tweets above as follows:
"As soon as I feel 100 percent, I’ll be out there," said Foster, who sat out the 30-17 loss to the Giants after having back-to-back 100-plus-yard games to open the season. "It’s my hamstring’s call."
Foster worked out before the game at MetLife Stadium and admitted his leg felt "really good" but "obviously" not good enough for him to take the chance of making what already seems to be a chronic injury worse.
"I’ve played through a lot in this league – knees, shoulders, broken bones – but hamstrings are the hardest thing to gauge," Foster said, "because you don’t know how it’s going to fatigue or react to a certain cut.
On another injury note, Texans fans were rightly horrified when Shane Lechler, the Texans' punter and quite possibly the best quarterback on the roster, went down after a blocked punt yesterday. In his press conference this afternoon, Bill O'Brien provided a bit of an update on Lechler's status:
O'Brien says players with soft-tissue injuries are day-to-day, when asked about Shane Lechler. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) September 22, 2014
O'Brien says the team has several options at punter. Don't need to decide yet: Shane being the pro that he is will let us know how he is.— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) September 22, 2014
I feel like I probably speak for many of you when I say I don't want to see a Texans team without Foster and Lechler again anytime soon.
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