The Houston Texans thought star running back Arian Foster was lost for the season when they found out about a tear in his groin. Just a month later, and its starting to look like reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated.
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 10, 2015
Per reports, Foster’s recovery from groin surgery has gone so well, in fact, that he could be ready to return to the field as early as week two or three. Whether the Texans rush him back that quickly or give him his usual extensive role, of course, may be an entirely different conversation.
Sometimes if it’s too good to be true, it is, but in this case it could be that the negative reports about Foster initially were just a little over the top. Whatever the case may be, Foster is at the very worst closing in on his initial return timeline, which would have him missing about a month of action and get him back in the starting lineup in early October.
We can’t fully buy into any Arian Foster injury news right now, simply because we’ve heard it from every different angle for the past month. All we know for sure is that he’s probably going to be ready within the month and there’s a slim chance, per this report, he could be back in the next week or so. If that happens (and quite frankly, even if it doesn’t), fantasy football league managers that took a chance on Foster in the middle of their drafts are quickly starting to look like geniuses. In other words, if Foster is out on the waiver wire for some reason, you should have picked him up already.