Williams (ankle) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Williams has been battling an ankle injury throughout the preseason, but he returned to practice Tuesday just to be sidelined again Thursday. It's likely just to be cautious, but it puts his status in doubt for Saturday's exhibition game against the Saints. Luckily for Williams, it won't affect his starter status, as he made 56 tackles, 13 pass breakups and two interceptions in 2017 and has no true competition behind him.
Williams avoided a high ankle sprain and is expected to return at some point in the preseason, Jack Wang of the Orange County Register reports.
A high ankle sprain is a notoriously troublesome injury, and with Jason Verrett (Achilles) out for the year, the Chargers could ill afford to lose another defensive back. The Chargers will be in no hurry to bring Williams back as long as he is healthy by the regular season, so expect Desmond King to pick up starting snaps as the preseason rolls on.
Clarifying a previous report, Williams had to be helped off the field during Tuesday's practice after suffering a left ankle sprain, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Williams sustained the injury while defending Mike Williams on a go-route during Tusday's practice. He was seen with a walking boot near the end of practice, but the team is hopeful the injury is not more serious than a sprain. With Jason Verrett (Achilles) out of the season, Williams is currently in line for a starting role assuming his health is up to par entering the season.
Williams was helped off the field during Tuesday's practice after suffering an apparent leg injury, Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Williams, who was slated to fill in as a starter at cornerback for the injured Jason Verrett (Achilles), has sustained an injury of his own during training camp. The severity of the issue remains unclear at this point, but it could be a huge blow to the Chargers' secondary if he's forced to miss an extended period of time.
|Bye: Week 8|
|9||11/4/18||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|15||12/13/18||@ KC||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||12||31||26.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||56||48.0||8||0||2||28||14.0||21||0||13|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||6||21||18.0||3||0||1||86||86.0||86||0||4|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||12||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|