After missing the previous two games with a lingering groin injury, Arian Foster is probable for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans.
"Soft tissue injuries, those are things that happen quite a bit," head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday. "I would say in our time this year that we haven't had as many soft tissues as teams that I've been associated with in the past. But yeah, you have to let them heal and you have to listen to the player about where he thinks he's at, and definitely communicate on those things."
Foster returned to practice this week and said he felt good. The All-Pro running back, who was inactive against Cleveland and Cincinnati, scored a season-high three touchdowns and rushed for 151 yards on 20 carries in Week 8 against the Titans.
"Like I've said all week, I think Alfred Blue is a good running back," O'Brien said. "He did a good job when Arian wasn't in there, but of course anytime you get a player of Arian's caliber back, it always helps your football team. That's a good thing for the Houston Texans."
The (5-6) Texans host the (2-9) Titans for their Deep Steel Sunday game. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. CT on CBS KHOU-11 and SportsRadio 610.