Arian Foster is listed as questionable heading into Sunday's game in Cleveland. Foster, who suffered a groin injury in Week 9 against the Eagles, did not practice this week.
On Wednesday, Foster said he felt "great" and was working towards playing on Sunday. The final decision on Foster's playing status won't be known until gametime, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
"He did some things, but I think at the end of the day that will be something, he and I will talk," O'Brien said Friday. "We'll do what's best for Arian Foster number one and then what's best for our team number two. That will be something on Sunday we'll talk about."
Foster has started eight of nine games this season. He was inactive in Week 3 against the New York Giants due to a hamstring injury. O'Brien isn't deterred by Foster's inability to practice in the week leading up to Sunday's matchup against the Browns.
"You've got a guy there that's played a lot of football in this league," O'Brien said. "He's a smart player. Versus maybe a rookie, maybe you'd think about not playing him. I think at the end of the day it's more about the health of the player than it is anything else, especially with a guy like Arian. We'll just make sure we're in communication with him and we'll make a good decision for him and our team on Sunday."
Foster ranks second in the NFL and currently leads the AFC with 822 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. He also has 229 receiving yards and 3 touchdown receptions.
The (4-5) Texans will face the (6-3) Browns in Cleveland. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 p.m. on CBS KHOU-11 and SportsRadio 610.