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Texans owner not surprised about Arian Foster injury

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Arian Foster's latest groin injury will cost him the beginning portion of the 2015 NFL season.

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The Houston Texans' running back has missed 11 games over the past two seasons due to injury, including a previous groin issue.

The most recent setback didn't even stun Texans owner Bob McNair.

"Can't say I'm surprised. It seems like every year he's had a soft tissue injury. We keep our fingers crossed," McNair told the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. "He seems to be vulnerable to those types of things. We believe he'll come back this season and help us."

The loss of Foster cannot be understated. Bill O'Brien's offense is riddled with question marks at quarterback, receiver depth and now in the backfield. The Texans expect to give young players Alfred Blue, Chris Polk and Jonathan Grimes a shot to grow.

McNair's ending note of optimism is what Texans fans will cling to. Assuming Foster goes on injured reserve with designation to return, he'll miss at least eight weeks. After that it's unknown what sort of player he will be for this season and perhaps into the future.

The latest Around The NFL Podcast features Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo sharing his thoughts on the upcoming season.

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