Chargers TE Antonio Gates (knee) feels 'sharp pain' when cutting and 'can't explode'

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

On Monday, Chargers TE Antonio Gates played his second game since spraining his left MCL. He did not separate versus coverage as he did so consistently before the Oct. 18 knee injury.

"I can feel it. I feel the sharp pains in cuts. I can’t explode. The fatigue in certain parts of my leg. I know it’s all from compensating from the knee.

“I’m just trying to fight through it and lead by example to show these guys what it’s like to be a pro in this league. This is what it takes to be successful. Sometimes, you have to fight through these situations when it’s not as comfortable as you’d like.”

Fantasy Impact: 

The Chargers have a Week 10 bye, so we're expecting Gates to be close to full health with two weeks to heal. Gates hasn't been "explosive" for a couple of years now, but he looked slower than usual against Chicago.

Filed Under: 2015, W10

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