By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Houston Texans are on a five-game losing streak, and have a big question mark at quarterback this season with Matt Schaub struggling.
Yesterday, the team lost linebacker Brian Cushing with a torn ACL injury. And now, Ben Tate has revealed that he suffered four fractured ribs in the Texas 17-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday.
The bye week has come at the right time for the Texans, who are 2-5 entering the week long break. While the team will get time to rest, it will give Tate enough time to return after the bye.
Tate did have to leave the game on Sunday, presumably to get X-rays on the ribs. But he ended up with 17 touches in the game, even with the broken ribs.
Texans leading rusher Arian Foster also was injured in the game, as he suffered a hamstring injury in the game. And the team is in need of a running back if Foster can’t go next week, as the team had to cut Cierre Wood.
Wood was involved in an incident at the team hotel in Kansas City. His release is described as a violation of team rules.
Also released with Wood is Willie Jefferson and Sam Montgomery. The three players were smoking a cigar in the team hotel, and are being accused of using an illegal substance; however, no substance was ever found by the Texans in the hotel.