Chargers rookie receiver Mike Williams could be facing back surgery

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According to a report from NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the rookie may undergo surgery to fix a herniated disk that would ultimately put him on the shelf for the entire 2017 season.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Williams may need to have surgery on a herniated disk in his back.

The Los Angeles Chargers were riddled with injuries past year and another key player might not even make it to the preseason.

"This may be a lot more serious than people thought", said one source familiar with the injury.

Williams participated in the first day of rookie minicamp before being sidelined with the back injury.

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A native of Vance, South Carolina, Williams appeared in 15 games for the National Champion Tigers last season, tallying 1,361 yards on 98 receptions with 11 touchdowns. For a team with injury issues galore the last two seasons, this is crushing news. Tyrell Williams' fantasy value will sky rocket if Mike Williams is done for the year.

"Williams recently received a second epidural on his herniated disk in a last-ditch effort to have him ready at some time during training camp, though the Chargers are preparing as if he will not be ready by that time, per sources".

Williams had missed nearly all of the previous season after breaking his neck in a game against Wofford. First round pick WR Mike Williams is in danger of missing the entire season with a back injury.

Any way you look at it, losing Williams would be a huge blow to a team well-versed in injuries wrecking well-laid plans.