ESPN’s Jayson Braddock is reporting that Arian Foster’s devastating groin injury might not be so devastating after all with a new (and surprising) expected return date of between weeks 2-4.
Arian Foster Update: Arian has been in Houston working out & expectations are for him to return to the field in some facet by week 2-4.— Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) August 27, 2015
Foster was originally looking to be back sometime in the middle of October or November, which would have been somewhere between Weeks 5-8, but obviously that time table has been substantially accelerated if Braddock’s report is true. The Texans' offense is an entirely different animal with Foster on the field. His game-changing combination of size, quickness, and uncanny vision is irreplaceable. Having him back in the lineup in any capacity gives the ground game a huge boost.
Get well soon, Arian. We’re rooting for you.