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Texans' Foster 'never doubted' returning from back surgery
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Texans' Foster 'never doubted' returning from back surgery

Published Oct. 28, 2014 12:08 a.m. ET

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster ran for 151 yards as a part of his three touchdown performance Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, giving him four straight games with 100-plus yards.

Foster, who is the NFL's second leading rusher with 766 yards heading into Week 9, has defied the odds coming back from back surgery last season. Over the offseason, Foster said he wondered if it was "worth it" physically to make an attempt to return the game, but after reaching his 31st career 100-yard game, putting in a tie with Priest Holmes for the most 100-yard games by an undrafted running back, the Texans star said he never doubted he could return to form once he committed to making a comeback.

"I had an opportunity from my doctor [who] said, 'This is not a career-ending injury...' And once I heard that from his lips, it was on again," Foster told Houston Chronicle. "I put a lot into this season, training with my brother and hopefully it shows. But the doubt - I never doubted myself. It was like if my body can do it, I'm going to do it."

In seven games played this season, Foster is averaging a career-best 5.2 yards per carry and has scored nine touchdowns. If the Texans running back can continue the high level play for the remainder of the season, he could be a strong favorite for the comeback player of the year.


The Texans (4-4) will face the Eagles on Nov. 2 at home in Week 9 as Foster attempts to extend his 100-yard streak to five games.

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