Chargers are hopeful CB Trevor Williams avoided serious injury

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Los Angeles Chargers CB Trevor Williams suffered an ankle injury during training camp and could miss some time.

Yeah, the Chargers are cursed.

We’re still a month away from the start of the 2018 regular season, and the Chargers already lost tight ends Hunter Henry and Austin Roberts and cornerback Jason Verrett to season-ending injuries.

And just yesterday cornerback Trevor Williams went down with an ankle injury and needed help getting off the field. He suffered the injury while attempting to defend wide receiver Mike Williams on a go-route. He was later seen on crunches and in a walking boot.

For a team that’s been getting so much hype because of the talent on the roster, hopes and dreams are slowly beginning to get crushed because of injuries. It’s a familiar story for Chargers fans.

If there’s some good news, it’s that head coach Anthony Lynn said the 24-year-old Williams only sprained his ankle, per ESPN’s Eric Williams. We don’t know how long Williams will be out for, but it would be a huge sigh of relief if that’s true.

Williams, a 2016 undrafted free agent out of Penn State, had a breakout season in 2017. He started opposite Casey Hayward for all 16 games and finished with 56 combined tackles, 13 pass deflections and two interceptions. He was part of a secondary that allowed just one 100-plus receiving yard game all season long. He was also one of the better tacklers on the team. Overall, Williams was Pro Football Focus’ 10th-best corner. The Chargers had three corners in the top 15 with Hayward, who ranked first overall, Williams and the rookie Desmond King.

Cornerback was one of deepest areas on the roster going into training camp. With Verrett (torn Achilles) out for the year, the Chargers cannot afford to lose the Williams.

The team was reportedly showing interest in former Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie following Verrett’s injury. It might be smart to sign the 32-year-old veteran given the Chargers’ recent bad luck.