Midway through the Texans Friday morning practice running back Ben Tate suffered a groin injury.

“My groin tightened up” Tate said. “… I’m not too worried about it.”

Tate had been working in Arian Foster’s place as the Texans starter recovers from a strained hamstring. Coach Gary Kubiak said yesterday he is hopeful Foster will return to practice on Sunday after Saturday’s day off.