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Surgery coming for Ben Tate

Though there are conflicting opinions as to whether Texans rookie running back Ben Tate broke his ankle on Saturday night in the team’s preseason opener, coach Gary Kubiak acknowledged on Sunday that Tate has a “very significant ankle injury,” which will require surgery.

“Well, he obviously has a very significant ankle injury,” Kubiak said. “It’s still under evaluation at this point. I know that it’s going to need surgery. It’s going to require surgery. So we’ll probably have a definite answer for you sometime tomorrow. Very unfortunate. It doesn’t look good. That’s the best I can describe it for right now.”

Kubiak didn’t say Tate will miss the entire season. So stay tuned.