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Antonio Gates likely to miss Week 12 too?

Posted on: November 26, 2010 1:03 pm
Edited on: November 26, 2010 1:41 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Perhaps the most amazing thing about Philip Rivers' season so far has been that, at times, he's had success through the air without the assistance of Antonio Gates.

He might be without his favorite target in Week 12, as well -- Gates is practicing, but according to the North County Times , not likely to play after a Thursday practice that had him "grimacing" "in extreme pain" afterwards.

"I wanted to see how I would respond to defenders being in the way and making unexpected cuts in the flow of a route," Gates said. "Everything has been controlled to this point. I didn't finish, but I'm incredibly sore."

In other words, don't expect to see him Sunday night against the Colts. Clearly, Rivers and Norv Turner would prefer to have him on the field, but it's pretty important that he heal from the injury if the Bolts hope to make a run deep into the postseason.

"Last week, I didn't respond well," Gates said. "I did this kind of running last week and then I couldn't go for two days. I couldn't even walk on a treadmill. I don't know what my response is going to be, but I feel like I'm making progress because I was able to double up on my activity. But it's so painful, and I have to figure out if I can play through that."

Vincent Jackson's return to the lineup is critical , especially because of the injury to Patrick Crayton, and will help lessen the likely continued loss of Gates.

And while San Diego would clearly like to have their All-World tight end back before their marquee matchup this weekend, there's no question that getting him healthy is the most important priority, considering just how much of a division advantage their weak schedule is the rest of the way.

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Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2010 7:25 pm
 

Antonio Gates likely to miss Week 12 too?

Sucks for the Chargers. Not a good season at all. Disappointing really......V-Jax is back which is a plus side.



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2010 2:41 pm
 

Antonio Gates likely to miss Week 12 too?

He is not playing for sure this week he told the SD paper yesterday he is just hoping he can make it back this season most likely he is goin to be out until the end of the season and "try" to play threw it at the end for the playoffs the chargers wont amit that yet tho but it doesnt sound good he could be out for the year. As for fantasy hope u got a good back up TE dnt count on gates doin anythin for u for the rest of the season



Since: Feb 23, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2010 2:35 pm
 

Antonio Gates likely to miss Week 12 too?

Gates is OUT!!!! They are not gonna risk a major injury or a setback!!
Randy McMichaels and Kris Wilson will be taking his job until he returns!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2010 1:31 pm
 

Antonio Gates likely to miss Week 12 too?

Just tell us if he going to play or not. It is crunchtime in fantasy.


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