WATCH: Antonio Gates looks plenty healthy on big Chargers gain

Antonio Gates' problem knee didn't keep him from suiting up on the road.
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Healthy knee or not, Antonio Gates wasn't going to miss a start in Week 8.

The Chargers are sure glad he suited up against the Baltimore Ravens. Here's how he started off at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday:

That injured MCL? Looks healthy enough to rip through a less-than-stellar secondary on one of his trademark crossing routes. He even added a little stutter step to break free.

Then, like the grizzled veteran he is, Gates ducked out of bounds to avoid an unnecessary hit. No need to risk that knee.

(h/t NFL on Twitter)

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