one of the beat reporters mentioned him a few weeks ago. He still was limping quite noticeably and didn't look very good. His injury reminds me of Suebert's injury. Ritchie lost the whole next year because of it. But he came back strong.
I hope his rehab proceeds well and his recovery is complete. However, I do think, based on prior updates, that he will be fortunate to return by 2023. The Giants should proceed on the assumption that Gates will not be a contributor in 2022 and seek to fortify the Center position - preferably via a high draft choice. Too bad - he was really developing well as a player. Let's hope for a return for the 2023 season.
Gates doesn't sound very optimistic about returning for 2022. I think is a situation similar to Rick Seubert a number of years back, where Rick had a similar severe injury and it took him a couple of years to get back. The team is most likely planning as thou Gates is not going to be an option anytime soon (if at all)
He was definitely a guy that had the right attitude and physicality for the position. He can’t be counted on next year, if he can rebound he might be a few years away, but that was a nasty injury and there’s only so many stories like Seubert. It even took him a few years to regain his ability to play.
I don't think we should expect to see him on the field again.
Hoping he recovers, but we'd be loco to count on him this fall.
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