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Foster sits out second half with tightness in hamstring


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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Running back Arian Foster did not play in the second half of Sunday's victory at Miami after experiencing tightness in his left hamstring.

Foster, whose hamstring kept him out in Week 1, had 10 carries for 33 yards (3.3 average) in the first half. He also had two catches for seven yards.

"He's fine," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said after the game. "He obviously wasn't himself, and he got pretty fatigued. He wanted to play in the second half, but when he told me he felt a little tight in the locker room, I said, 'That's it.' We're not going to do anything to set him back, and hopefully that didn't happen."

Foster said that he left the game to avoid aggravating the injury.

"I pulled myself out, because I felt it getting a little tight," he said. "It's tough, but I've got to realize it's only game two. It's a long season, so I've got to get healthy."

Foster initially injured his hamstring on the first day of training camp. He sat out for 12 days, then played in the Texans' second preseason game on Aug. 20 before aggravating the injury on Aug. 27 at San Francisco. He returned to practice last Wednesday, practiced on Thursday and Friday and started the game on Sunday.

Ben Tate ran for 103 yards on 23 carries against the Dolphins, his second consecutive 100-yard game. Steve Slaton, the Texans' third running back with Derrick Ward sidelined by an ankle injury, had one carry for zero yards.

Kubiak will likely have an update on Foster, who led the league with 1,616 rushing yards last season, at his press conference at Reliant Stadium on Monday afternoon.

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