Houston Texans rookie running back Ben Tate is expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair the broken ankle he suffered in Saturday night's 19-16 preseason defeat at Arizona.
Tate, the second-round pick from Auburn, was injured at the end of a 12-yard carry when he was tackled by rookie linebacker Daryl Washington.
"It’s a very significant ankle injury and will require surgery," coach Gary Kubiak said today. "It’s very unfortunate and doesn’t look good."
Kubiak said the Texans are planning to schedule the surgery for Tuesday.
Tate, who will be placed on injured reserve, was running third team behind Arian Foster and Steve Slaton. The injury means Chris Henry and Jeremiah Johnson will move up a spot.
With this news, both Arian Foster and Steve Slaton have moved up significantly in our rankings. Foster up to RB26, and Slaton to RB35 in standard scoring. Slaton higher than Foster in PPR at RB22 (Foster RB36 in PPR).