Arian Foster Not Expected To Play In Week 3, According To Reports

The Texans labeled Arian Foster as questionable for Week 3 with his nagging hamstring injury.

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Arian Foster Injury Update: Texans Running Back Inactive Vs. Colts

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster will be inactive for today’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Texans announced the news moments ago via Twitter.

Derrick Ward will start in place of Foster today.

The Colts allowed an average of 127 rushing yards per game last year. In the preseason this year, they allowed more than 146 yards per game, the third worst of any team.

Ben Tate will backup Ward. Steve Slaton is expected to see some action on third-downs.

The other inactive players for the Texans today include: QB T.J. Yates, CB Brandon Harris, CB Roc Carmichael, G Thomas Austin, T Derek Newton and DE Tim Bulman. The Texans are at home today against a Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts team. The Colts' other inactive players include: WR Blair White, WR Anthony Gonzalez, DB Kevin Thomas, RB Darren Evans, OG Jamey Richard, DE Jerry Hughes.

For more perspective on Arian Foster, visit SBNation's Houston Texans site, Battle Red Blog. For more on the Indianapolis Colts, visit SBNation's Colts site Stampede Blue


Arian Foster Injury: Texans Running Back 'Unlikely To Play' Against Colts

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, who was previously called a game-time decision, is 'unlikely to play' according to ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter, who passed along the information via his twitter. Foster was expected to be one of the NFL leaders in yards from scrimmage this season after a fantastic 2010, and his loss could be huge for the Texans in their Week 1 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.

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The good news for the Texans is that they have some depth at running back. Ben Tate and Derrick Ward should split carries, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Steve Slaton get a few touches, even though he's primarily used on special teams and coming off an injury of his own.

Houston will still be favored in this game even without Foster, thanks to Peyton Manning's injury, but Gary Kubiac and co. would probably feel a bit better about the game if they had their No. 1 running back.

Check out Battle Red Blog to see how Texans fans are coping with Foster's injury.

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