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Saturday, January 3, 2009
Chargers' Tomlinson and Gates are active

By Bill Williamson

Posted by's Bill Williamson

SAN DIEGO -- LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates are active for Saturday night's game between the Chargers and the Colts.

Both players were game time decision.

Tomlinson has a groin injury. The team is hopeful he will be able to hold up through the game. If not, backups Darren Sproles and Jacob Hester will play key roles.

Gates had an ankle injury. Both Tomlinson and Gates didn't practice all week.