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Mike Williams to miss rest of OTAs with mild herniated disc in back

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
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Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers’ 2017 first-round pick will be sidelined for at least the next two weeks.

According to the team’s website, wide receiver Mike Williams will miss the rest of offseason workouts due to a mild disc herniation in his lower back. Williams, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, had yet to participate in OTAs.

Williams’ plan is to avoid back surgery. According to NFL.com, the former Clemson wideout could be a candidate to begin training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list if he’s not fully healthy.

The Chargers need Williams to heal quickly in order to catch up with the rest of the team, as he was already falling behind. While the news isn’t necessarily a huge concern, especially this early in June, the Chargers are known for losing many players to serious injuries.

The Chargers’ wide receiver corps is deep, but losing Dontrelle Inman for six weeks and now having Williams on the shelf isn’t a good start.

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