Texans star RB Arian Foster remains well ahead of schedule following his groin surgery in training camp. Foster has continued to tell teammates and friends that a return for Week 2 is quite possible.
Worst case scenario, barring any unforeseen setback, would be playing in Week 3, a huge boost for a team with playoff aspirations in its second season under coach Bill O’Brien. (CBS Sports)
Nerdy Football Analysis: HC Bill O’Brien stated in a post-game interview that he does not expect his star running back to suit up against Carolina. However, Foster was expected to miss nearly half the season initially after undergoing groin surgery in early August, so his owners should be thrilled about this turn of events. A Week 3 return would mean Foster opens his season against the likely poor run defenses of the Bucs, Falcons, Colts and Jaguars in succession.