Update, Sept. 25 — Williams’ MRI showed a torn ACL for the Chargers’ receiver. He will miss th erest of the season, per Ian Rapoport.
Update, Sept. 25 — Williams is feared to have a potentially season-ending knee injury, per Ian Rapoport. They will do an MRI on Monday and we probably will get that information through a national reporter this afternoon.
From @GMFB: #Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo evaluated for a concussion; #Saints QB Derek Carr avoids major injury, could still miss time; Chargers WR Mike Williams feared to have a serious, potentially season-ending knee injury; & #Bengals QB Joe Burrow’s status still up in the air. pic.twitter.com/zdWb36ldLt— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 25, 2023
Update — Williams was not able to walk to the team bus after Sunday’s game. He will get an MRI on his injured knee on Monday.
#Chargers WR Mike Williams rode a cart to the bus at U.S. Bank Stadium with his left leg in a brace. His knee injury looked bad on the field and he’ll have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of it.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 24, 2023
Update - Williams is questionable to return to the fourth quarter of today’s game. He had to be carted off the field, so it’s highly unlikely that he’ll return.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver suffered a knee injury in the third quarter of their Week 3 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings this afternoon. The wideout went down after making a reception and had to be helped off the field. He is currently being evaluated.
Mike Williams had to be helped off the field and is headed to the blue tent. pic.twitter.com/UfiGG9IvuC— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 24, 2023
This is a tough blow to the Chargers as Williams was having a big receiving day prior to the injury. He caught seven of eight targets for 151 yards and a touchdown that was thrown by fellow start wideout Keenan Allen. Allen has also had a big day with 14 receptions for 151 yards as of this writing and he will most likely have to shoulder the load if Williams is in fact shut down for the rest of the game.
We’ll provide more updates on Williams’ status as more news comes out.