Texans rookie RB Ben Tate done for season

Posted: 16/08/2010 in NFL

Texans rookie RB Tate done for season

GLENDALE, AZ- AUGUST 14: Runningback Ben Tate 

Houston Texans  rookie running back Ben Tate will  miss  the season  due  to  a fractured  ankle,  head  coach Gary  Kubiak announced on Monday.

Tate was carted off the field in the third quarter of Saturday’s 19-16 loss to Arizona.

The  second-round pick  will be  placed on  injured reserve  and will  undergo surgery later this week.

“The  surgery  should be  fine; he  should be back  playing next year,” Kubiak said.  “It’s a  big blow because we were  counting on him a great deal. He’s a good-looking young player, but he’ll be back. He’s a good kid. He’ll be back.”

The  Auburn product  was  expected to  help boost  the  team’s paltry  running game,  which ranked  30th in the NFL a  season ago. He ran for 1,362 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior with the Tigers in 2009.

– Stephen (DS LLC.)

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