#Browns starting RB Ben Tate will likely miss a few weeks with a knee sprain, source says. At this point, no surgery required.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2014
Rapoport elaborated on his previous tweet with a timeline for the injury:
What is the timeline for injured #Browns RB Ben Tate? I’m told likely out 2-4 weeks, depending on how he heals. You’ll see West & Crowell— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2014
Tate has an injury-laden history, and that's the main reason when the Browns signed him this offseason, his deal was very incentive based. The good news being, no surgery required.
With Tate shelved for at least a few weeks, the Browns will rely on the rookie duo of Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell. The rookie backs both were impressive against the Steelers on Sunday, West with 100 yards and Crowell with 2 TDs.