Texans RB Arian Foster ruled out with groin injury vs. Browns

BY foxsports • November 15, 2014

The Houston Texans ruled running back Arian Foster out for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, per the team's official website.

Foster, who has been battling a groin injury, didn't participate in practice this week. While Foster was listed as questionable to play on Friday, reports emerged noting that that he was a "long shot."  

Foster missed a game earlier this season in Week 3 against the New York Giants with a hamstring injury. In that game, rookie running back Alfred Blue received the lion's share of the carries. Blue ran for 78 yards on 13 carries with a long run of 46 yards.

The additional time during last week's bye wasn't enough for Foster to have a full recovery. Foster's injury occurred in the third quarter of Week 9's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Initially it appeared significant as Foster slammed his helmet to the turf while limping off the field.

During the week, head coach Bill O'Brien noted that Foster's status would be a game-time decision. Foster said earlier in the week that he had been feeling great and was planning on playing, but didn't give a definitive response.

Foster sits currently second in the league with 822 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. His next chance to play will come in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals.