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Mike Williams tears ACL, will miss remainder of 2023 season

The Chargers will be without one of their top wideouts for the remainder of the 2023 season.

Los Angeles Chargers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

The good vibes of the Chargers’ first win unfortunately couldn’t last long.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, wide receiver Mike Williams suffered a torn ACL against the Vikings. The injury was confirmed by an MRI on Monday morning.

In two-plus games, Williams had caught 19 passes for 249 yards and one touchdown before the injury.

Without Williams, the Chargers will have to rely on 2023 first-round pick Quentin Johnston to play a larger role within the offense much sooner than the team likely wanted him to. So far in his rookie season, Johnston has caught five passes for just 26 yards. The Chargers also have Joshua Palmer — who caught a touchdown against the Vikings — and fellow rookie Derius Davi currently on the active roster.

Practice squad wide receiver Keelan Doss is also likely to be promoted to the active roster moving foward. He led the Chargers in both receptions and receiving yards during the preseason.