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Texans RB Foster practices but not pushing return from injury

The NFL's leading rusher from last season says he's close to fully healed from a hamstring injury that has sidelined him since his first practice of training camp.

Arian Foster returned to practice with the Houston Texans on Wednesday, his first time back on the field since suffering the injury on the first play of an 11-on-11 scrimmage on Aug. 5. Foster said there aren't any limitations on him in practice and that he's "pretty much 100 percent."

"It felt good getting back out there cutting, running around. It felt good," Foster told reporters.

"I'm just not going to push myself past the limit right now," he added. "There's no need to, so."

Foster, who didn't play in the Texans' preseason opener against the New York Jets on Monday night, doesn't know if he will play in Saturday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

"I thought he looked good," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. "We told him to be smart when he came out here today. It looked like he was fine, so hopefully every day's a progression and we work toward Saturday night. It's a good step in the right direction."

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