The Los Angeles Chargers received an update on the status of Mike Williams today following his early departure in Week 7 against Seattle.
As reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, tests performed on Williams revealed a high ankle sprain which could cause the Los Angeles receiver to miss "some time."
"Tests today revealed that Chargers’ WR Mike Williams suffered a high ankle sprain and, according to a source, 'will miss some time'," Schefter said Monday.
Williams leads the Chargers in multiple different receiving categories this season, including total yards, touchdowns, and explosive plays of 20 yards or more. Any prolonged absence will certainly affect the downfield passing game in Los Angeles.
If there's one positive surrounding the ankle injury to Williams, it's the timing.
The Chargers have a bye this week, and while it may not be enough recovery time to get Williams on the field in Week 9, it should provide relief to a Los Angeles receiving core which has been decimated with injuries this season.
The team just brought Keenan Allen back into the fold in Week 7 after suffering from a multi-week long hamstring injury. While he was active this past week, it was clear Allen wasn't 100%. Additionally, Joshua Palmer missed Los Angeles' last game with a concussion.
The Chargers will return to action in Week 9 as they travel to take on the Atlanta Falcons.