A back injury that forced Houston Texans running back Arian Foster to exit last week's loss will keep him sidelined during Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, interim head coach Wade Phillips announced.
Arian Foster is out Sunday, Wade Phillips announced.— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) November 8, 2013
Foster has missed practice this week after he suffered the injury during the first quarter of the Texans' 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Phillips did not expand on a timetable for the Pro Bowler's return.
Ben Tate, who rushed for 81 yards on 22 carries against the Colts, will fill in for Foster.
Foster has battled through injuries all season, also leaving a loss to Kansas City in Week 7 with a hamstring injury. After averaging 113.7 yards per game between Weeks 4 and 6, he has just 11 yards in limited playing time over the last two games. He has rushed for a total of 542 yards and scored two touchdowns this season.
Phillips is serving as the Texans' interim coach while Gary Kubiak recovers from health problems.