Arian Foster will be a game-time decision for the Houston Texans' season opener against the Miami Dolphins, Gary Kubiak told ESPN's John Clayton on Friday. The running back is battling an injured knee that has his status for Sunday in doubt.
Foster practiced on Thursday, but left early with a sore knee. He underwent a MRI, which revealed no damage, and did not practice on Friday. Kubiak said that Foster will be tested out before the game on Sunday and that the team will decide whether or not he will play after that.
The fourth-year running back has rushed for over 1,000 yards the last two years and had over 600 yards receiving in each. He did miss three games last year with an injured hamstring.
If Foster cannot play, the Texans will turn to Ben Tate and Justin Forsett. Tate had 942 yards for the Texans last year, his first season playing in the NFL after missing his rookie year through injury. Forsett averaged just 3.2 yards per carry last year for the Seahawks, but he did have 619 yards and averaged 5.4 yards per carry in 2009.
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