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Phillip Rivers rookie WR Mike Williams could play in 2017

Mike Williams may not miss the entire 2017 season after all

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The Los Angeles Charger’s 7th overall pick may not need season ending surgery, as reported by Ian Rapoport via his Twitter handle @RapSheet.

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Williams – the 2nd receiver selected in the 2017 NFL Draft – will be monitored closely by the training staff. Expect the Chargers to be safe and cautious with their rookie pass catcher.

Williams was drafted with some injury concerns due to suffering a neck fracture in Clemson’s 2015 season opener. He would miss the remainder of the year, but would come back strong in 2016 – garnering a lot of attention as potentially the best Wide Receiving threat in the draft.

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If the severity of Williams injury is not as major as initially reported – and his recovery is on the right track – this could be a small hiccup leading into his rookie season.

Expect Williams to bounce back from injury as he has done so before.

Shanker, Jared. “Neck Fracture Won’t End Mike Williams’ Career.” ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, 06 Sept. 2015. Web. 19 July 2017.

 

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