The injury is a tough break for Tate, who had a much tougher break a year ago, when on the second carry of his first preseason game he broke his leg and suffered ligament damage in his right ankle. Tate technically is a second-year running back, but in most ways he's a rookie. He hasn't played in an NFL game. He hasn't proved to Texans coaches he is a quality NFL running back. And the former Auburn star hasn't shown he is a durable running back who can take the pounding that all ball carriers in the league take. It is disappointing that Tate, 22, who had few injuries in high school and college, hasn't been able to get his professional career going. His confidence isn't shaken, but he is aching. Read more: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/solomon/7695614.html#ixzz1UuZepLJO &&&& Both stars in college at highly-rated programs (Michigan & Auburn) & both taken in the 2nd round by the Texans and both having serious injury problems which is having devastating impacts on their careers, even in getting their careers started and yet both having little history of injury until entering the NFL. Houston Chronicle writer Jerome Solomon has a pretty good piece here on the frustrations of being Ben Tate.