May 20, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) during organized team activities at the Methodist Training Center at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Arian Foster To Start Training Camp On P.U.P. List

 

NFL training camps are gearing up all around the nation this week, which means it’s time to see if players that suffered injuries during mini-camps and the previous season are ready to hit the field yet.

Unfortunately for former Vols running back Arian Foster, that won’t be the case.

On Thursday the Houston Texans placed Foster on the physically unable to perform (P.U.P.) list.

Foster suffered a calf-strain during Texans’ mini-camps in late May, causing him to sit out the rest of mini-camps.

The three-time pro-bowler can come off the P.U.P. list at any point during training camp.

Gary Kubiak, head coach of the Texans, doesn’t expect Foster to miss an extreme amount of time.

This isn’t Foster’s first run-in with a muscle strain.

In 2011 Foster strained his hamstring twice during pre-season. What was initially thought of as a minor injury eventually caused Foster to miss two of Houston’s first three games.

Hopefully for the Texans this won’t be a repeat of 2011, and is most likely the reason the team isn’t trying to rush him back.

Foster had this third straight season with 1,200 or more yards last season, rushing for 1,424 yards while scoring 17 total touchdowns. He was elected to his third straight pro-bowl.

 

 

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