Former Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams could have his rookie season in jeopardy.
According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Williams might need back surgery on his herniated disk that would end his rookie year with the Los Angeles Chargers before it begins.
Williams was diagnosed with a herniated disk after his first rookie minicamp practice and did not practice through the rest of minicamp. According to Schefter, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he hoped Williams’ back would quiet down enough with rest and he could be ready for training camp. The report states Williams recently received a second epidural on his herniated disk in hopes to have him come back healthy enough to play this season.
Williams was the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft after leaving Clemson a year early. He caught 177 passes for 1,361 yards and 21 touchdowns in his career at Clemson, which spanned three full seasons and one game in 2016. Williams fractured his neck in the first game of the 2016 season making a touchdown catch and missed the rest of the season.