Back injury to keep Mike Williams out for rest of Chargers offseason work

AP

Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams won’t be back on the field until training camp.

Williams hurt his back during the team’s rookie minicamp and has been on the sideline while trying to get back to 100 percent, but that won’t happen before the end of the offseason program. The Chargers announced on Tuesday that Williams will miss the final week of Organized Team Activities and the mandatory minicamp because of a “mild disc herniation in his lower back.”

Coach Anthony Lynn said last month that he hoped Williams would be able to return before the end of the program because “he has so much to learn” before his first NFL training camp gets underway. Quarterback Philip Rivers shared a similar sentiment, but the decision has now been made and Williams will have to play catchup when the team gets back to work.

He’ll have some company in the receiver group on that front as Keenan Allen, Dontrelle Inman and Tyrell Williams have also missed time in the offseason. They’ve all been through offseason work in the past, however, while this year’s first-round pick is still waiting for his first taste of full-team work.

13 responses to “Back injury to keep Mike Williams out for rest of Chargers offseason work

  1. Bummer. A first round pick and he cant even make it through OTAs. OTAs are noncontact drills. How is he going to hold up when he’s getting blasted by full grown veteran football players? Crazy.

  2. “He’s got so much to learn”. Like how to tackle after yet another Rivers INT.

  3. Yeah, this is going to plague him all year. It was supposedly back stiffness to start with, now it’s a herniated disc. Since it’s a “mild” herniated disc he’ll probably try to play with it and F it up even more, maybe even require surgery. Let this be a lesson to the young guys, don’t go diving out of bounds to grab a wayward pass from a camp arm that has no businesss near an NFL field.

  4. With the Chargers’ move to Los Angeles alienating the majority of their fans, it’s remarkable how few people comment on news related to the Chargers these days.

  5. “He has so much to learn” and “mild disc herniation in his lower back,” are not things you what hear associated with your first round pick (7th overall).

  6. scrimshawturtle says:
    Jun 6, 2017 1:54 PM
    With the Chargers’ move to Los Angeles alienating the majority of their fans, it’s remarkable how few people comment on news related to the Chargers these days.
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    Football fans in Los Angeles need to be reminded that the Chargers are even in town.

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