During Sunday’s practice, wide receiver Mike Williams came down hard following an incomplete pass. He walked off under his own power, but he held his right arm gingerly the entire time.
After a round of tests, he luckily didn’t break or injure his clavicle, but he’s reportedly going to be week-to-week with an apparent shoulder sprain, per NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
#Chargers WR Mike Williams, who left practice with his arm hanging, was diagnosed with a shoulder sprain and is considered week-to-week, source said. His collarbone is intact. At this point, his return to play timeline — and status for the opener -- is not yet determined.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2020
On the positive side, an injury like this could always be worse. As of now, there’s no reason to believe Williams couldn’t be ready for their Week 1 matchup with the Bengals.
In terms of a silver lining, some of the younger and inexperienced receivers will have a slight increase in reps during practice for the foreseeable future. Guys like K.J Hill, Joe Reed, and Jalen Guyton will have more run with the first team which will only bode well for whomever wins the WR3 job.
Hopefully more light will be shed on the situation from Anthony Lynn when he takes the podium this morning prior to practice.