Foster 'more than likely' ready for camp

Foster 'more than likely' ready for camp
June 16, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Arian Foster strained his calf during OTAs in late May and needed to be helped off the field before being carted inside and missing the rest of the spring practices.

And since then, he has been quiet. But Foster, in a recent interview with Fox Sports, talked about his injury and recovery and said he'll "more than likely" be ready for training camp at the end of July.

“Yeah, it’s going good man,” Foster said to Fox Sports. “It’s just a small calf strain. News is dry in the offseason, so it made headlines.”

The star running back has been using a hyperbaric chamber every day in an effort to aid his healing. In his absence at OTAs, backup Ben Tate filled in and the candidates fighting for the third running back position saw their reps increase also.

Foster ran for 1,424 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. It was his third straight season with at least 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Foster was also asked about the possibility of fullback Vonta Leach's returning to Houston. The Texans have had some interest in the three-time Pro Bowler.

“Obviously, I have played with Vonta before and I know his game and we work well together," Foster said. "He’s one of the best fullbacks in the league, if not the best. We just signed Greg Jones and that’s what the NFL is all about. It’s about competition. I’m not sure if [the Texans] will make that move, but if they do, it will be a competition during camp.”