SAN DIEGO (AP) -Antonio Gates' limp suggested that he's going to have a hard time playing Sunday when his San Diego Chargers face the Indianapolis Colts in a divisional round playoff game.
But with two days left to treat his dislocated left big toe, the star tight end said the decision whether he plays will be made Sunday morning.
``It's definitely going to be a game-time decision,'' Gates said Thursday after missing his second straight day of practice. ``I'm not going to make any decisions before that. We're just going to wait to see how it feels on Sunday.''
Gates was hurt in the second quarter of Sunday's 17-6 wild-card win over the Tennessee Titans and didn't return.
His left foot was in a boot Thursday.
``It's pretty sore. It's going to be sore. That's expected with this kind of injury,'' he said. ``I've still got a couple of days to do treatment and get some rest on it.''
Gates, San Diego's leading receiver the last four seasons, said his confidence level is 50-50.
``It's a tricky situation, really it is,'' Gates said. ``As far as the risk and reward, I'm trying to measure that. If all else fails, I'm going to definitely be cheering. I have a lot of confidence in the guys in this locker room. They definitely have the confidence that I'm going to do everything I can the safest way for me to get out there and play.''
Gates hasn't put any pressure on the toe, so Sunday ``would be the first true test on how much I can do on it. It's going to be interesting because we're doing everything we possibly can but it's still nature. The human body is the human body and we'll just kind of see what happens on Sunday.''
That's when the Chargers will see if Gates can run and cut.
``I'm still optimistic because he's optimistic,'' coach Norv Turner said.
Gates had 75 catches for 984 yards and nine touchdowns. If he can't play, he'll be replaced by Brandon Manumaleuna.

Recent NFL Discussions

Betting the 2017 NFL Draft on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
2017 Heisman Odds on Wed, Mar 2017 by Blade
College / NBA today on Sun, Mar 2017 by TtomBoBadly
SNOW on Tue, Mar 2017 by Michael Cash

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Alabama NFL Draft Odds The Alabama Crimson Tide could have a lot of players taken in the first round of the NFL Draft next week. How many...
Thumbnail Odds Theory & Fantasy: Perfect Combo In America alone over 110 million people settled down to watch February’s Super Bowl and were rewarded by a game which saw many twists and turns along the way. Of...
Thumbnail Romo moving to CBS After a lot of discussion about where Tony Romo will be next season, it appears that he will be behind a broadcast booth.
Thumbnail Patriots remain SB52 Favorites With NFL free agency slowing down dramatically over the past week, here's a look at the most recent Super Bowl 52 odds to win.
Thumbnail The Next Atlanta Falcons Despite suffering one of the greatest collapses in sports history at Super Bowl LI, the Atlanta Falcons still managed to overcome significant odds to reach the NFL’s...

NFL Team Pages