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MRI coming Monday for Antonio Gates

A league source tells us that Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will have an MRI on Monday following an ankle/foot injury he suffered in Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Rams.

We’re told that Gates, who as Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune pointed out is wearing a protective boot, is experiencing a significant amount of pain.

It could mean that Gates won’t be available for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.  He has been at time unstoppable in the Chargers offense despite the absence of receiver Vincent Jackson.

If he misses the game, the 2-4 Chargers could be headed to 2-5 in seven days.

Heck, they’re probably headed to 2-5, anyway.

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14 Responses to “MRI coming Monday for Antonio Gates”
  1. OsideBoltzFan760 says: Oct 18, 2010 1:00 AM

    Heck, they’re probably headed to 2-5, anyway.
    yes. very true

  2. TDL8 says: Oct 18, 2010 1:03 AM

    Without Gates and Floyd we will lose to the Cheatriots by 35 instead of only losing by 10! At this point I hope we finish 2-14 to get a better draft pick and get that worthless coach Norv and special teams coach Crosby FIRED!!!!! Until that happens all that talent will go to waste and we will under achieve every year!

  3. Gautam says: Oct 18, 2010 1:47 AM

    that bye cannot come sooner enough for the Chargers… they seem to play better at home though

  4. jjcruiser says: Oct 18, 2010 1:52 AM

    Yeah, it’s definitely Norv’s fault that Gates hurt his ankle, Jackson held out without being traded, LT got run out of town, and Merriman turned out to be nothing more than a juicer.
    Too bad you aren’t in charge of the Chargers. You could fix all those problems I bet.

  5. bigbolt says: Oct 18, 2010 2:02 AM

    TDL8—
    What’s the use of having a high draft pick when AJ Smith will just blow the pick anyways? Look at our last 3 drafts…..PATHETIC!!!! We draft Larry friggin English when we could’ve had any of the following guys: Percy Harvin, Clay Matthews, Michael Oher, Jeremy Maclin, Hakeem Nicks, Louis Delmas, Patrick Chung, James Laurinatis.
    We had the WORST draft in the league in 2008 AND 2009 and are well on our way to having the WORST draft in the league this year as well.
    Under the incompetence of the Spanos family, AJ Smith and Norv Turner the Chargers franchise is circling the drain.

  6. Lanman2 says: Oct 18, 2010 2:08 AM

    Cheatriots? How droll. How very droll. And tired I might add. Here’s to the Patriots breaking their collective foot off in the Charger’s ponderous azzes, vaulting you towards your draft pick dreams.

  7. Steve W. says: Oct 18, 2010 2:24 AM

    But of course. I just pulled off a big trade for Gates in one of my fantasy leagues. So, knowing my luck, it makes sense that he’d get injured the very first game I could start him. Get well soon Antonio.

  8. Boston Patriot says: Oct 18, 2010 5:29 AM

    Is it time, once again, for the “Lights Out” dance in San Diego?

  9. Nsblend says: Oct 18, 2010 5:56 AM

    My Fantasy team id DOOOOMED!

  10. joetoronto says: Oct 18, 2010 9:18 AM

    Nobody circles the drain like the DisCharger fans.

  11. Sourdough says: Oct 18, 2010 10:12 AM

    joetoronto: 32,218 fans for a home Raiders game!?! Sounds like they’ve got Chargers fans beat in the circling of drains category. I won’t even mention the Raiders current streak of seven straight sesaons w. at least eleven losses, an NFL record. Oops, guess I did.
    btw: the Raiders are now one third of the way to extending their NFL record to eight consecutive seasons with at least eleven losses. Kudos to the Raiders.

  12. Kylos says: Oct 18, 2010 10:13 AM

    TDL8—
    What’s the use of having a high draft pick when AJ Smith will just blow the pick anyways? Look at our last 3 drafts…..PATHETIC! !!! We draft Larry friggin English when we could’ve had any of the following guys: Percy Harvin, Clay Matthews, Michael Oher, Jeremy Maclin, Hakeem Nicks, Louis Delmas, Patrick Chung, James Laurinatis.
    ——————————————————
    ’08 Draft we got Cason. He’s playing pretty well right now. ’09 English gasn’t had a chance yet because of injury and other factors, look for him to be a force with Merriman not taking up space on the defence now. Would have perferred Maualuga or Matthews though. ’07 We got Buster… Can’t argue there although he does seem to be stepping up a bit this season, though not worth a 1st rounder & It’s far too early to judge this years draft class. Mathews looks good when he runs, we’re just behind so often that he doesn’t get a chance. Plus A.J. is brilliant at finding gems in the late rounds and picking up undrafted players who can contribute.
    We need to promote Ajirotutu from the practice squad.

  13. nfl says: Oct 18, 2010 12:20 PM

    Heck, stop acting like you know something and just report what you found in your job as the janitor of collecting other people’s opinions. If we wanted to know what you think, we’d ask.
    If SD goes 2-5, I will not return to PFT. Ever. (I almost wish for 2-5 now)

  14. rusH1023 says: Oct 18, 2010 12:37 PM

    @Lanman2:
    _________________________________
    HAHAHA! Unless you’re a 75 year old WOMAN or know nothing about football, the below statement is is droll… very droll:
    “Cheatriots? How droll. How very droll.”

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