Is the Los Angeles Chargers’ WR Mike Williams’ season over and if so who will replace him?
Things seemed to be looking up for the Chargers after an 0-2 start to the campaign, but it could be that they just lost their star WR for the season.
On Sunday, the Los Angeles looked the part as they earned a well-deserved win over the Minnesota Vikings to take their record to 1-2 on the season so far. Sadly, the win came with a price, and by the looks of things it may be one that’s difficult to pay.
Chargers’ Mike Williams is potentially out for the season.
It would be fair to say that the Chargers’ Mike Williams was a key to the team securing its 28-24 win over the Vikings this past weekend. Indeed, his six catches to the tune of 110 yards and one touchdown in the Week 3 clash were a testament to that fact. Sadly, the wide receiver was unable to finish the game as he was forced off the field with what appeared to be a knee injury. To make matters worse, it is understood that the team now fears Williams could be out for the remainder of the season.
According to reports Chargers are prepared to accept the idea that Williams’ knee injury is significant. As per reports, the 28-year-old will receive an MRI on Monday in the hopes that the severity of the injury will be determined, however, with ESPN’s Ian Rapoport admitting there is “real fear” within the team, the reality is, that the prospects don’t look good.
How did Mike Williams’ injury occur?
The unfortunate moment occurred deep in the third with less than two minutes on the clock. At the time, Williams went down clutching his knee and stayed there until he was attended to by trainers. After being helped off of the field, he was then carted to the locker room with his team holding a 21-17 lead. It should be said that the news come not just as a blow for the team but for Williams himself. Now in his seventh year in the league, the pass catcher had a bright start to the 2023 season, surpassing 230 yards in each of the Chargers’ first three games.
On the other hand, it’s also worth mentioning that the former Clemson star’s professional career has been plagued by injury. Consider for a moment that he has not played a full season since 2018. As for what happens now, the Chargers will likely have to turn to fellow starter Keenan Allen who had a solid game as well on Sunday, even throwing a trick touchdown pass at one point. There are also fellow wideouts Josh Palmer, Quentin Johnston, and Derius Davis who can be called on.