Mike Williams Injury The Latest To Prove Chargers Wide Receivers Are Cursed

The Chargers' injury problems from their San Diego past could be following them to their new Los Angeles home.

The Chargers' receiver corps was set to be a strength in the upcoming season with Allen back healthy and paired with 1,000-yard receiver Tyrell Williams, Mike Williams, Travis Benjamin and Dontrelle Inman. The receiver recently got a second epidural on his herniated disk as a last-ditch effort to have him be ready at some point during the team's upcoming training camp.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday the former Clemson wideout may need surgery to fix a herniated disk in his back. Schefter wrote Williams got a second epidural in hopes he can be ready for training camp.

However, if he does not respond well and the injury is more serious than originally thought, he will have to have surgery.

Williams was diagnosed with a herniated disk after his first practice during rookie minicamp and did not practice again.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that Williams will start the year on the PUP list.

The Chargers selected Williams with the seventh pick in April's draft and knew full-well he had previous neck and back issues.

In that case, Williams won't play a down this season. Williams was a star for the Clemson Tigers during their championship run previous year, hauling in 98 passes for 1.361 yards and 11 touchdowns.

The Chargers don't know when Williams suffered the injury. The injury ended his season before he came back in 2016 as the Tigers' top receiver during the national title season.

Vanessa Coleman