Morning Dump

By Ernie Padaon

I hope that everyone has a fun weekend scheduled during this BYE week. I have two 5k runs scheduled today, one in Point Loma and the mud run in Del Mar. If anyone is out there, hit me up.

Enjoy your dump:

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates tore his right plantar fascia in Week 6 of the 2010 season while playing against the New England Patriots. A year later he’s still struggling to get back on the field. Following this week’s bye, there are some indications Gates will practice next week and play against the New York Jets. Accurately predicting exactly when Gates will return is about as difficult as reading tea leaves

Heading into the break has to feel especially rewarding for the teams sporting a good record and sitting atop their respective division. The San Diego Chargers are the only division leader getting some rest this upcoming weekend after earning a 4-1 mark and a first-place tag in the AFC West standings. They have suffered their fair share of injuries through the initial five weeks of the NFL season, however, and now won’t have to return to work until Monday, Oct. 17.