Arian Foster's rehab progressing well

February, 21, 2014
Feb 21
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Texans running back Arian Foster's rehab is going well, general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday.

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"He's working hard, he's in the building, he's in the training room consistently," Smith said. "The reports I'm getting from Geoff [Kaplan, head trainer] indicate he's going to be fine."

Foster struggled with several injuries last season, starting with a calf strain during organized team activities, then a back injury that healed in time for him to start the regular season. Foster also dealt with a hamstring injury and then finally a back injury that knocked him out for the rest of the season when he decided to have surgery.

Foster's back injury required microscopic lumbar discectomy surgery, which was performed by Robert Watkins in California in November.

The running back posted a video on Instagram of himself doing a backflip into water two weeks ago. It included the caption "Healthy, happy. Vibes."

Running back will be a position of need for the Texans in this year's draft, but they're hanging onto Foster. They'll have to address depth, though, as they're going to lose running back Ben Tate in free agency.

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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