Williams (back) could be ready for the start of training camp, ESPN's Eric D. Williams reports.
Williams was diagnosed with a mild disk herniation during his first practice of rookie minicamp, and as a result hasn't been able to take the practice field during OTAs. Head coach Anthony Lynn "hopes" Williams will be able to practice at the starting of training camp, as the 2017 first-round pick is expected to undergo extensive physical therapy prior to the start of camp. Hope doesn't always spring eternal when it comes to the Chargers' injury woes, meaning the organization could take a cautious approach with their prized No. 7 overall pick. Given the nature of the injury and the wealth of WR depth already on the roster, don't be surprised if Williams' recovery takes a bit longer than expected.
Williams, who was selected seventh overall by the Chargers, has been affected by the back injury since day one of OTAs. There's finally more clarity surrounding the issue, but the rookie wideout's return timetable leaves him on the sideline until at least the beginning of training camp. In the meantime, Travis Benjamin (knee) will have the opportunity for additional work behind starting receivers Keenan Allen (knee) and Tyrell Williams.
Williams didn't practice for the second consecutive week of OTAs due to back tightness, Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports.
There was some hope that Williams would be able to practice this week after suffering a back injury during the first day of OTAs, but it's now looking like the rookie wideout may not return until the end of May. Both head coach Anthony Lynn and quarterback Philip Rivers expressed concern that the Clemson product was missing valuable practice time, but acknowledged that Williams has plenty of time to get acclimated in the offensive scheme. Fantasy owners may want to monitor the injury situation once training camp arrives, though unless Williams misses an extended amount of time, he still figures to be a focal point of the Chargers offense in 2017.
Williams did not participate in the first day of OTAs due to tightness in his back, Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Williams, picked seventh overall by the Chargers in the 2017 NFL Draft, has no reason to risk his long-term health at this point in the offseason. The soreness in Williams' back doesn't appear to be anything close to a serious issue, and the rookie receiver could take the field with his new teammates later in the week.
|P1||8/10/17||@ BAL||7:30 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ TB||7:30 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|4||10/2/17||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/23/17||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|13||11/30/17||@ DAL||8:25 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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