Chargers say there’s good news on Mike Williams’ back injury


Despite a report last week that Chargers first-round wide receiver Mike Williams would need season-ending back surgery, the team is optimistic about his prognosis.

Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco said the doctors who have examined Williams believe he can recover from his back injury through rehabilitation, not surgery.

“He’s been responding well,” Telesco said. “The path, right now, is rehab and strengthening. That’s good news, obviously.”

The seventh overall pick in this year’s draft, Williams has a herniated disc that will likely prevent him from practicing at the start of training camp.

“He’ll see our doctors this weekend and will get more of a timetable of where he is,” Telesco said. “I think he’s more trending towards not working early in camp, which is not a surprise. But we’ll kind of take it from there.”

After the previous report that Williams could miss the entire year, Chargers fans will gladly take Telesco’s optimistic talk that all he’ll miss is the start of training camp.

10 responses to “Chargers say there’s good news on Mike Williams’ back injury

  1. Cool. Maybe one of these years they’ll opt to improve the offensive line. Just an idea.

  2. Drunk Uncle says:
    Jul 28, 2017 9:46 AM
    Cool. Maybe one of these years they’ll opt to improve the offensive line. Just an idea.


    Drafts 2 OL in the first 3 rounds of the 2017 draft…

    Do you even watch the NFL at all?

  3. Charger “fans?” There’s only a trickle of Charger “fans” left. It takes many years to build a fan base which Spanos/Fabriani squandered with the mistaken re-location…(that’s fake business speak for betraying former fans with packing up and leaving). They’ve failed to consider the extremely thin entertainment dollar in L-a-L-a-Land, spread over a huge variety of consumer options. The “sold-out” soccer field tickets have already been re-sold to opposing team fans. Spanos has priced himself out of the market. Tickets prices are comparable to Patriot or Bronco games. Parking is expensive and food and beverage prices are off the charts. THERE’S NOTHING THERE THERE! This betrayal is unraveling.

  4. Must be nice for guyjuneguyjune to have nothing better to do all day than troll Charger news and let the world know he takes it personally that the universe didn’t keep it’s promise that a sports team can only ever have one place in which to play.

    For this fan of 45 years, it ain’t the end of the world. Whether or not Spanos made a mistake will be borne out over the next 5 years, but if he wants to take the risk then more power to him. In the meantime, I still like following the team even if at a distance. (I still follow the Browns, too, so… .)

    BTW: the expression is “There is no there there.”

  5. Hey! Charger fans, you can still have their fight song…..”San Diego, Super Chargers, San Diego Super Chargers…Charge!” It’s just changed to “L-a-L-a-La..nd, Super Chargers..L-a-L-a-La..nd Super Chargers. Charge!”…except they’ve only been to the Super Bowl once and they fired the coach who got ’em there…Bobby Ross. Typical Spanos.

  6. guyjuneguyjune says:
    Jul 28, 2017 12:01 PM
    Charger “fans?” There’s only a trickle of Charger “fans” left. ….

    go find something else to do with your time. if you dont like the team – good – the last thing we need is bandwagon fans like you, but for gods sake stop your insufferable crying already!

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