Texans RB Arian Foster to have groin surgery

Pay per head sportsbook service latest news: Arian Foster, Houston Texans running back will undergo groin surgery in Philadelphia on Friday. The injury was suffered on a pass play Monday night during Texans’ fully padded training camp practice. Foster will likely miss the beginning of the regular season and could be placed on short-term injured reserve. This will allow the Texans to bring Foster back to practice after week 6 and into a game after Week 8.

“He’s going to miss some time, there’s no doubt about that,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “We have no idea how much time he’s going to miss. There’s medical opinions that still need to take place. One thing I want to say about Arian is, you know, I feel bad for him personally. I think he came into this offseason and he really worked extremely hard, came back here and ran the conditioning test really, really well, came back in great shape, and he was practicing well. But, as a football team, it’s next man up, next man up.”

Per PPH Bookie service, Foster ranked 6th in the NFL last season with 1,246 rushing yards. He topped 1,000 yards while still missing three games in the regular season. The Texans brought in Pierre Thomas, Joe McKnight and Ben Malena in for workouts on Wednesday. Obviously this are moves to fill the void Arian will leave behind.

Thomas’ agent, Lamont Smith, tweeted Wednesday that his client and the Texans couldn’t agree to a deal.

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“We want someone that can do a little bit of everything,” O’Brien said. “I know that sounds like a noncommittal type of answer, but it’s the truth. We want a guy that can run the football in certain situations, a guy that can catch the ball in the backfield, a guy that can help us on special teams. I’m sure we’ll find some candidates to be able to do that.”

The Texans second year back Alfred Blue is expected to take over first-team duties in Foster’s absence. Blue was a 6th round pick of the Texans last year. At fullback will be Jonathan Grimes. Grimes is in his 4th season, Jay Prosch will also be returning from last season. The Houston Texans also added Chris Polk via free agency and drafted Kenny Hilliard out of LSU in the 7th round last season, shrewd moves.