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09/24/2011 07:32 pm ET Updated Nov 24, 2011

Antonio Gates Out: Injury Will Reportedly Keep Chargers Tight End From Playing Against Chiefs

You wouldn't think that so many folks would be interested in the injury status of a tight end who didn't even manage a single catch last week. Generally, that would be true. But not when the player in question is the San Diego Chargers' all-world tight end Antonio Gates.

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, Gates will not play on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

A week after being held without a catch for the first time in his career against the Patriots, Gates will watch his squad's Week 3 game from the sideline due to a foot injury.

Gates had been listed as questionable on the team's injury report and then he reportedly left practice early on Friday after making an attempt to particpate.

Earlier in the week, San Diego Tribune reporter Kevin Acee told a local radio show that he expected Gates to play against the Chiefs. Needless to say, fantasy football enthusiasts who used a high draft pick on Gates were hoping he would.

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection missed six games last season.