Arian Foster listed as day-to-day again for Texans


Sep 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) makes a reception during the third quarter as Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Keith Rivers (56) defends at NRG Stadium. The Texans defeated the Bills 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien was guarded with the health of his No. 1 running back in Arian Foster, saying he is day-to-day.

In his press conference with the Texans media, he said the following about Foster:

"“I would say Arian and a number of other guys are in that day-to-day category. That’s what we’ll do. We’ll talk to him every day and see how he feels. If he’s able to go, he’ll go.”"

Foster has already missed one game this season, the Texans lone loss, against the New York Giants by a 30-17 score.

This past week against the Buffalo Bills, Foster played, but didn’t do very much with just eight carries for six yards. It is clear Foster isn’t 100-percent with hamstring issues.

During the offseason, Foster had back surgery, and he missed eight games in ’13. He also had hamstring issues last season.

The first two games of the ’14 season Foster might have been the best running back in the game. Against the Washington Redskins he rushed for 103 yards on 27 carries.

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In Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders, the starting running back of the Texans totaled 138 yards on 28 carries with one touchdown.

Foster has shown if healthy he can make a difference for the Texans, and he’s also shown when he’s healthy he makes the offense move a lot more smoothy when he’s the focal point, rather than QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Texans will really need Foster this Sunday against the Cowboys if they hope to add a fourth win to their totals after the fifth game of the season. He is the focal point of the offense, and for Texans to have a rushing attack, Foster has to be the guy on the team to do so.