Report: Mike Williams may need season-ending back surgery


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Former Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams was drafted with the seventh overall pick in the first round by the San Diego Chargers in the recent 2017 NFL Draft. However, Williams has been out with back issues during the Chargers offseason program with a disc herniation in his lower back.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Williams might have season-ending back surgery if they can't fix his back issues.

"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 Schefter's sources.

"This may be a lot more serious than people thought," said the ESPN source.

There are conflicting reports on Wiliams as NFL.com Ian Rapoport tweeted the following that goes against what ESPN is reporting.

"Surgery was on the table 3-4 weeks ago," Rapoport posted. "2 sources with direct knowledge say it is NOT on the table now. Williams is improving."

In 2016, Williams was the Clemson team leader in receptions (98), receiving yards (1,361) and receiving touchdowns (11) for Clemson's second national championship team.

Williams compiled 177 receptions for 2,727 yards and 21 touchdowns in 1,871 snaps over 42 games (30 starts) during his collegiate career. He is third in Clemson history in receiving touchdowns, fourth in receiving yards and fifth in receptions.

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