Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is doing "fine" after leaving the 23-6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter because of an irregular heartbeat.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Foster was taken out as a precaution and Kubiak kept him out of the game, even after team doctors had cleared Foster to return to action.
"Actually, there was a point where they said he's okay and I said 'no, we'll let Ben (Tate) and Justin (Forsett) take it.'
"I don't see any issues here. I know they are on top of it. He's feeling fine."
Foster was not available to speak with reporters after the game, but Texans media relations released some quotes from him.
"I'll be fine," Foster said. "I'll be okay.
"It's a very minor situation, so I'll be okay."
Before leaving the game Foster had 10 carries for 15 yards and two catches for 14 yards.
Kubiak said Foster has experienced an irregular heartbeat once before during practice.
"It's happened before to him at practice," Kubiak said. "It calms down and he's fine."