Foster tweets he's been medically cleared to play

Arian Foster tweeted about the NCAA tournament. (AP)

March 20, 2014 5:24:30 AM PDT
Just hours after Ben Tate left the Texans via free agency to join Cleveland, Texans starting running back Arian Foster said he's been medically cleared to play.

Foster returned to Twitter to make the announcement Saturday, tweeting, "And for those wondering, I've been medically cleared by my doctor."

Foster played through several injuries last season, but a back injury that he aggravated in the loss to Kansas City finished his year. He had surgery in November.

Tate finished that game, despite cracking his ribs.

Foster took a hiatus from Twitter on March 4, 2013, sending his last tweet at 4:14am that day, but remained on Facebook and Instagram, posting a video of himself doing a back flip on Feb. 8.

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