Off the Record (OTR)

Mike Williams done for the season?

The Los Angeles Chargers had to be thrilled that Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams was still there when they picked at No. 7 in the first round. He’s big, athletic and an absolute pass-catching monster.

And it also should be noted that the Chargers are in desperate need of his skill set on offense.

Well, they might have to wait a year on that. Adam Schefter writes that Williams’ season could be finished before it starts.

“The Los Angeles Chargers are still hoping to avoid it, but first-round pick Mike Williams might need back surgery on his herniated disk that would end his rookie season, league sources tell ESPN,” Schefter writes.

Williams received a second epidural on his herniated disc in hopes that that could get him ready for training camp. Well, it doesn’t look like he’s going to be ready for the start of the camp, but they are hoping his back responds positively.

However, according to Schefter, they are also well aware that there is a real chance that his rookie season is gone. And one source tells Schefter that things could be worse than anyone even knows.

“This may be a lot more serious than people thought,” the source said.

Now, many are wondering when he really hurt his back. Was it really after his first practice as we think? Was he already injured at the Combine or maybe even his Pro Day and was able to mask it so he didn’t hurt his draft stock? It’s fair to wonder.

This is a potential huge blow for the Chargers.

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