Chargers TE Gates doubtful against Texans with foot injury

The San Diego Chargers likely will be without star tight end Antonio Gates on Sunday against the Houston Texans because of a foot injury.

Gates sprained the plantar fascia in his right foot during last weekend's 33-25 victory over the Titans. He also has a turf-toe injury in his left foot. He didn't practice all week and is listed as doubtful on the Chargers' Friday injury report.

Gates has not missed a game this season and has amassed 40 receptions for 663 yards and nine touchdowns.

The Chargers will likely go another week without wide receivers Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee, who are both listed as doubtful. Naanee has missed three games while Floyd has sat out the past two contests.

San Diego will also be without kicker Nate Kaeding, who will miss his third straight game with a groin issue.

For the rest of the Chargers' roster, linebacker Brandon Siler (foot) is listed as doubtful, while linebacker Larry English (foot) and receiver Richard Goodman (hamstring) are questionable. Linebacker Kevin Burnett (shoulder), guard Kris Dielman (neck) and cornerback Quentin Jammer (not injury related) are probable.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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