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Mike Williams Injury: Chargers wide receiver could miss entire 2017 season

Yikes.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers-Mike Williams Press Conference Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Williams might miss his entire rookie season due to injury, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter. ESPN reports Williams might need season-ending back surgery.

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.

The team still is hoping that Williams will respond positively to the second epidural, but also knows there's a real chance he will not and his rookie year will be over before it begins.

For Williams’ sake, hopefully he can get healthy.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ connection to this news is that they play the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 4. Oddly enough, I posted BGN’s schedule preview on them earlier today.

The Chargers still notably have Keenan Allen on the roster, but he’s missed 23 games over the past two seasons. The absence of Williams is significant for the Bolts.

Another thing worth considering is how often the Eagles were linked to Williams prior to the 2017 NFL Draft. Philadelphia brought him in for a pre-draft visit. Both Todd McShay and Mike Mayock had the Eagles selecting Williams in their final mock drafts.

Given the Eagles’ long-term need for a receiver, he might have been the pick at No. 14. But the Chargers took him off the board at No. 7 before that could ever happen.