Arian Foster is day-to-day for Houston Texans


Sep 7, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) runs as Washington Redskins free safety Ryan Clark (25) defends during the game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

If the Houston Texans want to see their offense get back on track after a not-so-great Week 3, they will need running back Arian Foster on the football field.

After two very solid weeks to start the season, Foster missed last week against the New York Giants with a hamstring issue, and it isn’t a certain he’ll play this week against the Buffalo Bills.

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said Wednesday:

"“I really believe it’s day-to-day with him. And that’s just the way it is. So we’ll see how feels in the morning. We’ll see what he does tomorrow, then Friday, then Saturday and then Sunday we’ll probably work him out before the game again and see how it is. With him, that’s basically the way it will be here for at least this week.”"

In his first two games of the season, Foster was the offense of the Texans. This season, Foster has 55 carries for 241 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry.

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Against the Washington Redskins in Week 1 Foster had 23 carries for 103 yards, and against the Oakland Raiders for Week 2 the Texans starting RB had 28 carries for 138 yards.

Foster also has four receptions for 29 yards in ’14.

It was evident last week that with Foster out the Texans offense suffered, especially Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB, evident with his three interceptions.

For the Texans to win games they must establish a run game, and to do that they’ll need Foster on the field to be a better overall football team.