Texans fail to reach deal with Pierre Thomas; Foster schedules surgery

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Arian Foster

HOUSTON — It seems the city is being haunted by a nasty case of Déjà Vu that’s haunting the city.  Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster is injured again and will miss a significant amount of the season.

Foster injured his groin during Monday night’s training camp practice. The running back who is no stranger to injury is getting a second opinion, but is planning to have surgery Friday.

Head coach Bill O’ Brien says, “Look, he’s going to miss some time, there’s no doubt about that. We have no idea how much time he’s going to miss. There’s medical opinions that still need to take place. One thing I want to say about Arian is, you know, I feel bad for him personally. I think he came into this offseason and he really worked extremely hard, came back here and ran the conditioning test really, really well, came back in great shape, and he was practicing well. But, as a football team, it’s next man up, next man up. We’ve got a good backfield, a good bunch of guys back there, and I thought they came out here today and competed well. But that’s the news on Arian as I know it now.”

The Texans had several players come in for a workout Wednesday including former New Orleans Saints player Pierre Thomas but his agent tweeted no deal could be reached.

For now the focus shifts to Alfred Blue and making sure the young player confident and ready to be the team’s go to guy.