Los Angeles Chargers WR Mike Williams suffers season-ending Torn ACL Injury

On Sunday, September 24th, 2023 the Los Angeles Chargers star wide receiver, Mike Williams, endured a tragic season-ending left ACL tear during the Los Angeles Chargers’ 28 to 24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. This was the Los Angeles Chargers (2 – 1) first win of the young 2023-2024 NFL season.

Williams’ injury does indeed require surgery in order to repair his ACL, and Mike is now expected to be ready for the Los Angeles Chargers’ 2024 NFL training camp next year.

Media Statements:

“It’s the toughest kind of news. You know, Mike’s one of my favorites,” the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, Brandon Staley, expressed. “He’s one of our most important players and he’s a guy who not only is one of our best players, but he sets the example I think from a team – building culture standpoint in terms of how you want to work. We’re going to make sure that this group plays to his standard and that’s our responsibility now.”

The Los Angeles Chargers Extend Mike Williams’ NFL Contract:

Mike has been one of the Los Angeles Chargers’ top targeted wide receivers over the course of the past few NFL seasons ever since he entered the league back in 2017. In March of 2022, the Los Angeles Chargers rewarded Williams with a substantial and gratifying 3 – yearcontract extension worth up to approximately $60 million.

The Injury:

Williams left the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday afternoon’s contest versus the Minnesota Vikings during the 3rd – quarter of game action via a medical cart. Mike managed to catch a pass during the 3rd – quarter of that match up, and he went to make a hard cut move in order to get past the Minnesota Vikings safety, Harrison Smith. Although Williams nice juke move looked good as he planted his left leg he fell and was then tackled from behind ultimately tearing his ACL.

Mike was just so happening to be having the best game of his season as he pulled down 7 – receptions that was good for 121 – receiving yards as well as 1 – touchdown prior to suffering his devastating knee injury.

This new attained injury for Williams comes just after he returned this season following a dramatic back fracture in which he experienced on a hit that he took during the final 3 – minutes of the Los Angeles Chargers‘ 2022 – 2023 NFL regular-season finale versus the Denver Broncos.

The new season-ending torn ACL injury to Mike Williams should have some effects on the Los Angeles Chargers’ offense including an increase in snaps as well as targets for the rookie first – round wide receiver in Quentin Johnston, who presently has only 5 pass receptions good for 26 receiving yards through the Los Angeles Chargers first 3 games of the young and exciting 2023 – 2024 NFL regular – season.

Mike Williams’ Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards:

  • College Football Playoff National Champion (2016)
  • First – Team All – ACC Selection (2016)