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Sunday, January 6, 2008
Chargers TE Gates leaves game with injured toe vs. Titans

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SAN DIEGO -- Chargers Pro Bowl tight end Antonio Gates was taken off the field on a cart after spraining a left toe late in the second quarter of Sunday's 17-6 wild-card victory over Tennessee.

Antonio Gates

Gates

"He'll be questionable," San Diego coach Norv Turner said after the game of Gates' status for next Sunday against the Colts. "It might be better than that, it might not be that good."

Gates slipped after catching a short pass from Philip Rivers and was hit by tackle Tony Brown and linebacker David Thornton. He got up, tried to walk and then sat down to await team trainers.

"I took a hit," said Gates, who called the injury a dislocation. "At first, it didn't seem like a big deal. As I got up, it was weird. I tried to put pressure on it. We're searching for answers right now. I'm going to do everything I can to get back this week, but if not, we got guys in the locker room to get the job done."

Information from The Associated Press and ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton was used in this report.