The Los Angeles Chargers just can’t get a break away from the injury bug. The past two seasons, it has hurt their chances at winning many ball games. Adam Schefter reported that Wide Receiver Mike Williams will miss the remainder of the 2023-24 NFL Season with a torn ACL.
Williams was carted off the field at the beginning of the fourth quarter in the Chargers’ Week 3 game against the Minnesota Vikings. At the time of the injury, the 28-year-old was in the midst of his best game this season. He had seven catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. In total, he will finish the season with 19 receptions for 249 yards and a touchdown.
He is expected to be ready for training camp next season, per Adam Schefter.
The Chargers will now be forced to rely on Keenan Allen, Quentin Johnson and Josh Palmer to hold the fort as the receiving core. It could be a lot worse, the Chargers remain in good hands with the trio. Allen is an elite veteran, Palmer has consistently been given opportunities in past seasons, and Johnston is an intriguing rookie. Obviously, losing Williams will sting, but Los Angeles still has a capable group of pass-catchers.
Allen will probably continue to be the No. 1 target for Justin Herbert. Palmer and Johnson will follow as the No. 2 and 3 receivers.
At 1-2, Los Angeles needs to quickly find the win column to be able to make the playoffs in a stacked AFC. Mike Williams’ ACL injury provides the Chargers with another hurdle as its season progresses. It does not help that star running back Austin Ekeler has missed two games with an ankle injury.
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