Antonio Gates isn't the only Chargers tight end dealing with bumps and bruises this time in the season. Christian Petersen Getty Images

Pete Metzelaars should bring crutches and a wheelchair with him to film study this week.

The Chargers' tight ends coach oversees one injured group now that understudy Ladarius Green is banged up, too.

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This, from Sunday's road loss against the Baltimore Ravens:

Green was spotted in a walking boot and street clothes later in the game. That's not a great sign for his availability in Week 9.

Meanwhile, Antonio Gates had to suck up and play through a knee injury vs. the Ravens. He's limited -- but he's also the only viable option for a black-and-blue depth chart.

(h/t Michael Gehlken on Twitter)