Arian Foster: No timetable for return to Texans

Don't expect Arian Foster to return to the playing field this weekend.

The Houston Texans running back said Thursday he plans to wait until he's 100 percent to hit the field, then said he's not yet 100 percent.

"I'm going to make sure I'm 100 percent, so I'm not jeopardizing myself or my teammates," Foster said.

The back added he feels "wonderful," but doesn't have a timetable to return yet and noted his groin is "not 100" yet.

Coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday that the running back looked "good" in practice, but downplayed any return this week.

It appears that Foster is getting close to a return, but given the chronic nature of soft tissue injuries for the back, the Texans will be cautious with their offensive star.

Houston needs Foster at 100 percent and ready to carry the load when he does return, not one that's in-and-out of the lineup for weeks at a time as they try to overcome an 0-2 start to the season.

In other Texans injury news, O'Brien said receiver DeAndre Hopkins is going through the concussion protocol, "but from what I'm told he's looking pretty good."

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