Chargers Will Play Without Antonio Gates - San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, who has been hobbled by a torn plantar fascia in his right foot, and wide receiver Malcom Floyd, who has a hamstring injury, have been ruled out of Thursday evening's game against the visiting San Francisco 49ers, NFL Network's Kara Henderson reports.
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Chargers coach Norv Turner confirmed they would be on the Chargers' inactive list for the game, which has major implications in the AFC West and NFC West races.
49ers linebackers Patrick Willis and Takeo Spikes will play, although both have broken right arms, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL.com senior writer Steve Wyche. Spikes and Willis have had their arms casted and are expected to have them reinforced with padding and tape in order to play. Both were listed as questionable.
Chargers Will Play Without Antonio Gates