Surprise, Surprise. Another new addition to the Chargers is injured.
This time it’s the team’s 2017 first round draft pick Mike Williams.
The 6’4” wide receiver from Clemson is suffering from a mild disc herniation in his lower back and will be sidelined for the remainder of the off-season program.
The injury will likely hold Williams out until training camp.
This is not the first time Williams has experienced neck problems. Back in 2015, Williams fractured a bone in his neck after catching a touchdown pass and colliding with the goal post.
He missed the rest of that season and received a redshirt before returning with a breakout year in 2016.
After racking up team highs with 98 receptions, 1,361 passing yards and 11 touchdowns as a redshirt junior, Williams helped Clemson football claim the national title this past January as one of DeShaun Watson’s favorite targets.
If healthy, Williams is expected to compete for a starting position in the Chargers offense along with other key weapons for Philip Rivers like Keenan Allen, Travis Benjamin and the emerging Hunter Henry.