Antonio Gates, one of the best Tight Ends ever to play in the NFL, has finally hit a speed bump. Plantar Fascias is that speed bump. The injury plagued him last season, as well as the start of this season. He started training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Gates is one of the biggest, and strongest tight ends in the game today. Defensive players have agreed that he is the hardest player to guard in the league.
Gates has said that his foot has been hurting, even this long after the injury. He's probably at about 85% right now. Charger fans have been anxious to see what Gates can do coming off an injury like this. Antonio hopes to be back on the field on Thursday.
If the Chargers get Gates back at full health, they will be in VERY good shape. Quarterback Philip Rivers will have Vincent Jackson, Patrick Crayton, Vincent Brown, Seyi Ajirotutu, newcomer Laurent Robinson, and Gates to throw to.