said the 2-2 draw against Sunderland became irrelevant following a bad injury to left-back Neil Taylor.
The Swans defender was stretchered off in the first-half following an innocuous challenge with Craig Gardner with what looked like a fractured ankle.
And Tate, who suffered a broken leg himself last August, hoped the former Wrexham man could come back stronger.
“It’s a good point for us but when you put it in terms of someone’s career, the game becomes irrelevant,” he said. “We just hope he can come back better.”
The Swans went behind twice to claim a share of the spoils at the Liberty and also had to play the final 20 minutes with ten men following Chico Flores’s red card.
That then led to Tate being introduced from the bench, and the defender hailed the character shown to claim a point.
“Ash has come in at half-time and held his hands up, but he can be allowed that mistake because he has been brilliant since the day he arrived at the club,” said Tate, who made his first league appearance this season.
“We managed to get ourselves back in the game but a bit of slack marking at a set-piece has undone us.
“But we came out strong in the second half and got ourselves back in the game with the equaliser.”
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