Will Chargers WR Mike Williams miss rookie season?

Will Chargers WR Mike Williams miss rookie season?

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday the former Clemson wideout may need surgery to fix a herniated disk in his back.

Fantasy Impact Williams, who was the seventh overall pick in April's draft, could miss his entire rookie season in 2017 if he undergoes a procedure to fix a herniated disc in his back.

Williams received a second epidural on his herniated disk with the hope he will recover in time to participate in training camp. Per the report, the team is hopeful that Williams will continue to respond well to the injection but is "preparing as if he will not be ready by that time".

"This may be a lot more serious than people thought", one source familiar with the injury told ESPN.

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It's hard to say what led to Williams' back injury, but if this does lead to season-ending surgery and you combine that with the fractured neck he suffered in 2015, there would be a slew of questions surrounding his playing status going forward.

The Chargers were decimated by injuries previous year.

Still, NFL.com reported that he's expected to begin training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. A star at Clemson previous year, Williams was a big part of the team that won the national championship over Alabama.

The Chargers' receiver corps was set to be a strength in the upcomdng season for quarterback Philip Rivers, with Allen back healthy and paired with 1,000-yard receiver Tyrell Williams, Mike Williams, Travis Benjamin and Dontrelle Inman.

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