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Texans running back Arian Foster is "day-to-day"

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has been dealing with a groin injury since Week 9 and sat out last week against the Cleveland Browns. Foster returned to practice on Wednesday.

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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster practiced on Wednesday, according to Houston Texans beat writers. Foster, who has been dealing with a groin injury since Week 9, sat out during Houston's 23-7 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters that Foster is "day-to-day".

Replacing Foster on Sunday was rookie Alfred Blue, who generated 156 yards rushing on 36 carries (averaging 4.3 yards per rush). Blue's performance tied Steve Slaton (against the Indianapolis Colts on November 16, 2008) for the most yards by a rookie during a single-game. Blue also set the franchise record for most carries (36) in a game -- surpassing Arian Foster's three attempts in two different games.

Houston ended Sunday's game with 213 yards rushing, largely thanks to Blue and Jonathan Grimes, who totaled 54 yards rushing on 13 carries.

Prior to Sunday's win over the New Orleans Saints, the Bengals defense had allowed 100 yards rushing in seven straight games -- an average of 156.6 yards rushing per game over that stretch. Houston currently ranks as the league's third-best rushing offense with an average of 144.6 yards rushing per game.