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Tate Expected To Be Lost For The Season With Broken Ankle

The Texans’ gut punch of a pre-season loss took a turn for the worst Saturday evening when rookie running back Ben Tate got pulled down by Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington at the end of arguably his best run of the night. Tate, the Texans’ second round pick, is now widely expected to miss the 2010 season. The Chronicle’s John McClain has more:

Tate didn’t get up. He had to be helped off the field. Then he was carted into the dressing room for X-rays. It looks like he suffered a broken ankle and is out for the season.

Here’s hoping the injury is nowhere as near as serious as it looked during the broadcast and to observer’s like McClain. Regardless, here’s wishing the young tailback a speedy recovery.

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