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Ben Tate says he has four broken ribs

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The Houston Texans’ bye week couldn’t be coming at a better time.

Houston has lost five straight games. Brian Cushing was lost for the season to a broken leg and torn knee ligament and Arian Foster left Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs with a hamstring injury.

Backup running back Ben Tate is dealing with a pretty serious injury of his own.

According to Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press, Tate said he has four broken ribs after going down in the third quarter. Tate played through the remainder of the game and carried 15 times for 50 yards for the Texans.

Tate says he plans on playing after the bye when the Texans host the Indianapolis Colts in what could be a last-ditch effort to salvage their season. If Foster’s hamstring isn’t ready to go in time, Tate will need to step into the starting role for the Texans.

If neither can play, then the starting running back for Houston in that game likely isn’t on the roster after the team released Cierre Wood on Monday. Rookie Ray Graham could be elevated from the practice squad to fill the duties.

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11 Responses to “Ben Tate says he has four broken ribs”
  1. htowntexan says: Oct 21, 2013 10:50 PM

    Moron kubiack releases the only remaining back on the team this morning. Can the man get any stupider.

  2. afcdomination says: Oct 21, 2013 10:52 PM

    poe flattened the poor guy.

  3. stlunatik says: Oct 21, 2013 11:13 PM

    Seems like there’s places for a guy to step up and prove themselves on every team now. and…. LET’S GO MISSOURI TIGERS!!!!

  4. klutch14u says: Oct 22, 2013 1:31 AM

    Mess with the Chiefs you get the tomahawk.

  5. freshchorizo says: Oct 22, 2013 1:32 AM

    Sorry don’t believe he has broken ribs. I’ve cracked mine, and breathing or getting out of bed was was a challenge, so playing football seems impossible no matter who you are.

  6. dodohead418 says: Oct 22, 2013 2:28 AM

    Poe reminds me a lot of Albert Haynesworth!

  7. rohlo says: Oct 22, 2013 4:23 AM

    poe actually speared him i nthe side with his could see it on the replay with tha thappening he actually led with his helmet.

  8. rohlo says: Oct 22, 2013 4:24 AM

    texans should be giving former charger and falcon michael turner a call.he is still available and he has fresh legs not being on a roster since last season.

  9. larrydavid7000 says: Oct 22, 2013 7:11 AM

    what a dumb franchise if you can call it that.

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 22, 2013 7:56 AM

    Mmm… ribs!!!

  11. kelshannon19 says: Oct 22, 2013 9:38 AM

    And whose your favorite franchise? People like you make me sick. What a dumb person. If you can call it that.

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