Arian Foster unlikely to play for Houston Texans in week three

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The fact people are even talking about Arian Foster suiting up for the Houston Texans' week three contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend is something of a success story.

However, despite the running back making a rapid recovery from a groin injury that was expected to keep him out until at least week 10 of the season, it looks like Texans fans will have to hold fire on welcoming back their star offensive weapon.

Slow and steady

That's because, speaking to the media today, Houston head coach Bill O'Brien said he doesn't believe Foster will play versus the Bucs despite the team sitting on a 0-2 record.


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NFL Media's Ian Rapoport was amongst the first to report O'Brien's disappointing update:

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Absence obvious

Foster's return to the lineup would be much appreciated considering the AFC South franchise's difficult start to the year. And their running back corp's production in the absence of the Pro Bowl star has been virtually non-existent.

His replacements; Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes, and Chris Polk have managed just 143 yards between them over the first two weeks of the campaign.

Regardless, with a long season still ahead of them, it appears that the Texans are taking a cautious approach when it comes to Foster.

With the talented RB having a history of injury setbacks down the years, that's probably the wise decision, even if it is isn't the most popular one.

The update does at least suggest that, when the veteran is ready to return to the lineup, he will do so as a true cow bell RB.

Texans fans: Is it worth risking Foster in week three, or can your team cope a little longer without him? Have your say in the comments below...

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