Mike Williams has herniated disc in back

Mike Williams, who was the 7th overall pick by the Los Angeles Chargers in this past NFL draft, may miss the entire season with a herniated disc in his back.

Adam Schefter was first to report the story.

The Chargers have told ESPN sources that Williams received a second epidural shot in his back and are hoping for the best Williams will avoid surgery.

If surgery is necessary, it will likely end Williams rookie season before it begins.

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Season ending surgery would be a devastating scenario for Williams as he has already overcome a major injury before.

During his first game of the 2015 season against Wofford, Williams suffered a fracture bone in his neck after colliding with the goal post on a touchdown catch.

It was the opening drive of the season. Williams missed the entire year due to his scary injury.

He responded in 2016 with a terrific comeback season. Williams recorded team highs with 98 receptions, 1,361 yards and scoring 11 touchdowns. He was the go to target for Clemson as they defeated Alabama in the 2017 title game.

The Chargers saw his potential and made him the 7th overall selection in hopes of getting Phillip Rivers a true number 1 target at the Wide Receiver position.

Hopefully, Williams will overcome another injury scare and get back on the field as soon as possible. Williams has pro bowl talent and should be a dynamic receiver when healthy.

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