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Arian Foster 'doing OK,' to be back for Week 1

Posted on: August 28, 2011 1:51 pm
Edited on: August 28, 2011 6:40 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Arian Foster caused Texans fans a large amount of collective heavy breathing on Saturday night, when he left Houston's 30-7 win in San Francisco after re-aggravating his left hamstring in the first half.

But there's some good news from the proverbial horse's mouth: Foster is OK and plans on being ready for Week 1. 

"4 those sincerely concerned, I'm doing ok & plan 2 B back by opening day," Foster tweeted on Sunday morning. "4 those worried abt your fantasy team, u ppl are sick."

Head coach Gary Kubiak shares Foster's optimism and said Sunday that head athletic trainer Geoff Kaplan offered a "very positive" outlook for Foster's recovery.

"Obviously Arian's number one. Everything was positive today. It looks like we’re dealing kind of with the same thing we were dealing with at the start of camp," Kubiak said Sunday. "Hopefully get him back on the rehab train and get him ready for opening day. He'll be day-to-day. 

"I’ll keep you guys up to date, but we feel like we're fortunate."

For those that don't know, Foster is one of the most legendary fantasy football stories in the past decade or so, because he was a bargain value on draft day after he ended up leading the league in rushing.

This has generated a significant amount of attention to Foster in the form of fantasy junkies who, as he told us recently, thank him every single day for helping them win fake championships. Foster, for his part, doesn't care for the attention.

And he's right -- if people are harassing him about his hamstring injury because it might affect their fantasy team, well, they are "sick." (Everyone knows if you don't want to look like a weirdo, you keep those thoughts to yourself.) If you don't believe me, just check out his next tweet.

"I put nothing but positive thoughts and energy out on here, but look at what gets the attention," Foster said of his Twitter account. "This reiterates my original point."

Then there's the matter of his real team. The Texans have more depth at running back this year with Ben Tate healthy, but Foster is going to be a big key to them trying to take the next step and becoming a playoff team.

Plus, when you're worried about that -- as well as defending a rushing title -- your concern about Jack McGillicutty's first-round pick in his $50 fantasy league just isn't going to be that high.

And let's not forget, people, that Foster played on a bum knee last year. He'll be just fine.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Arian Foster 'doing OK,' to be back for Week 1

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Since: Aug 31, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:59 pm

Arian Foster 'doing OK,' to be back for Week 1

I think that Arain is worth the chance, he  was a beast last year. the other teams threw everything but the kitchen at him to no avail.Good luck Arain.

Since: Feb 21, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 1:57 am

Arian Foster 'doing OK,' to be back for Week 1

I think your post just lets everyone else know you had a shitty draft and did'nt get him and had to settle...Because if you think we believe you would pick Rice or Charles over Foster your dumber than your post...

Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: August 30, 2011 8:46 am

Arian Foster 'doing OK,' to be back for Week 1

It true that some fantasy players talk this thing a little to far. With that being said if it wasn't for fantasy football I doubt if I would watch Pro Football at all because I'm not a fan of spectator sports. So Arian that the only way I know of you!!

Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:59 pm

Arian Foster 'doing OK,' to be back for Week 1

Foster owners will be disappointed this year. He needs 4 weeks to get 100% and in shape again or that hammy will tear.  The Texans are stupid if they rush him back.

Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:39 pm

Arian Foster 'doing OK,' to be back for Week 1

Good thing i had the 7th pick, didn't even have to worry about him. Fantasy football is the NFL. You have people who play fantasy that never would have watched games. Ex: every girl that plays fantasy would never sit down and watch a whole game with out it unless  ya know she's playing for the other team

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 3:49 pm

Arian Foster 'doing OK,' to be back for Week 1

Considering Fantasy Football has been a Huge Driver for Growth in the NFL over the last 10 years, I think Arian aught naught be biting the hand the helps feed him.  Take away Fantasy Football and you take away alot of the TV revenue, take away TV revenue and Owners can't afford to pay players with hamburger Hamstrings Millions of dollars......

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