Los Angeles Chargers first-round pick Mike Williams will miss the next two weeks of the team’s offseason activities as he recovers from what’s being described as a herniated disc in his back.
Chargers rookie WR Mike Williams has a mild disc herniation in his lower back. Out another two weeks. Will continue non-surgical treatment.
— Jack Wang (@thejackwang) June 6, 2017
Williams, who suffered a neck fracture in 2015, was selected by Los Angeles with the seventh pick overall and is expected to play a significant role in the Chargers’ passing attack this season.
His injury is an obvious setback to his acclimation to the pro game, and it’s one that could end up much worse than is being reported right now. Back injuries are no laughing matter, especially if it requires surgery to repair.
For now, Williams appears on track to participate in training camp in late July. Los Angeles can’t afford a long-term health issue with their first-rounder, especially as Keenan Allen returns from a torn ACL suffered early last season.
Williams had 177 catches for 2,727 yards and 21 touchdowns during his three healthy seasons at Clemson.