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Ben Tate’s ribs making it “hard to breathe and laugh”

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Texans running back Arian Foster entered Sunday night’s game with a hamstring injury that made him a game-time decision and he left it with a back injury that knocked him out of the game after making a cameo appearance.

Ben Tate took over the lead role in the backfield, running the ball 22 times for 81 yards despite entering the game with broken ribs that had limited him in practice last week. Tate said Monday that he was feeling the aftereffects of such a workload on an aching body.

Tate said, via the Houston Chronicle, that the injury was making it “hard to breathe and laugh” which is problematic because of the obvious need for human beings to breathe and also because Tate said Monday that he likes to tell jokes.

Tate may have to skip open mic night at the Ha-Ha Hole this week in order to play in Week 10, something he said he plans to do despite the current pain levels. Dennis Johnson, Deji Karim and Ray Graham would be the options at tailback for Houston if both Foster and Tate are unavailable.

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11 Responses to “Ben Tate’s ribs making it “hard to breathe and laugh””
  1. gadzod says: Nov 4, 2013 6:04 PM

    Meanwhile, Arian Foster has a booboo and has to sit out the whole game. Injured back my ass….

  2. itmustbejj says: Nov 4, 2013 6:22 PM

    At least he doesn’t have much to laugh about after that game last night…

  3. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 4, 2013 6:23 PM

    I feel the same way while watching a Viking game.

  4. hurricanegrabowski says: Nov 4, 2013 6:50 PM

    Someone on one the most hilariously inept teams in the NFL can’t laugh. That seems cruel beyond measure.

  5. chawk12thman says: Nov 4, 2013 7:01 PM

    Playing through pain……..seems like he may actually be from the “old guard” player mold. Good on him.

  6. jjb0811 says: Nov 4, 2013 7:03 PM

    Glad player safety is paramount. Letting a guy play w/ 4 broken ribs is safe? I’m not a DR but that doesn’t sound to safe to me.

  7. riverace19 says: Nov 4, 2013 7:55 PM

    Ben Tate will get a lead role next year and show everyone the 4.4 beast that he is.

  8. asspantz says: Nov 4, 2013 8:15 PM

    Sweet Swingers ref.

  9. lurkerkerker says: Nov 4, 2013 8:33 PM

    Anyone who’s ever had a rib injury can relate.

  10. shayeezy says: Nov 4, 2013 10:35 PM

    they were 81 pretty tough yards, too. other than the time he slid, he ran pretty hard.. with four broken ribs. have to respect the toughness.

  11. bigtimetexanfan says: Nov 4, 2013 11:21 PM

    Ben Tate is good, but not tuff. He missed his whole rookie season due to broken ankle in the preseason. H
    e could of played after 5 weeks, but he got paid for that yr to be on IR. After this yr he is an restricted free agent and It is his best shot at a payday and does not want to be looked at as Injury prone. Hell he has missed more games than he has played in his career. He will run hard for a team but with the way backs are going in this league someone is going to get screwed if he gets paid Top Dollar.

    Texan Fan

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