Arian Foster, still battling back soreness, will not return to practice Monday but safety Ed Reed looks to be making progress in his rehabilitation.
Head coach Gary Kubiak hoped that Foster would be ready for practice by Monday. However, a meeting with team doctors just hours before Saturday's preseason game against Miami, changed that decision.
"It was determined that they want to give it a few more days or whatever that period of time is before they put him back out there," Kubiak said. "He's still experiencing some soreness so the decision was made yesterday that he would not return tomorrow."
According to Kubiak, the doctors treating Foster's wanted to wait several more days before deciding if he was ready to return. Foster received injections prior to the start of preseason to alleviate soreness. As a result, he had been experiencing discomfort in his legs.
"The way I understand it right now, we're trying to get through the injection process that it's causing some discomfort and it's something that's going to take some time for him to get through," Kubiak said.
For now, Kubiak is not concerned with Foster's ability to start the season in the Texans Monday night opener in San Diego.
"I'm not there yet because I see him work," Kubiak said. "I see what he's going through. I am concerned about repetitions and that's just me as a coach. It doesn't mean I'm right. I just think guys need to get the practice reps, need to get the reps ready to play. We've got to do what we've got to do. We've got to do the smart thing here."
Ed Reed may be ahead of schedule in his rehab, according to his specialist. In his press conference, Kubiak delivered the promising news regarding Ed Reed's progress. Reed travelled to Atlanta last week to visit a specialist he had worked with in the past. Reed has been undergoing rehabilitation for his hip with head athletic trainer Geoff Kaplan in conjunction with his own specialist. The news from Atlanta was good, according to Kubiak.
"We sent him down there to check to see where he's at compared to when he went through this the last time," Kubiak said of Reed's trip. "My understanding, got some good news yesterday. We think he's ahead and has responded very well. We were going to do that again this week for a few days. So we're just exhausting everything we possibly can do to get him ready to go and push toward the beginning of the season. He was with us here last night for the game last night and we did meet with the people he's been working with. There has been a lot of progress, lot of good progress."