COSTA MESA, Calif — The wait is above for Mike Williams, as the Los Angeles Chargers‘ rookie wide receiver informed reporters Friday that he expects to make his NFL debut Sunday on the road in opposition to the Oakland Raiders.
“I am energized to get out there with my teammates for the very first time 6 video games in,” Williams claimed. “Just to get out there is heading to be a entertaining practical experience.”
Williams has been out considering the fact that May following suffering a herniated disk in his lessen back again all through rookie minicamp.
The Chargers took a careful tactic to Williams’ restoration, keeping him out of teaching camp and little by little bringing him alongside all through the common period.
Williams participated in his very first absolutely padded observe Thursday, heading by means of one-on-one and team drills. The Clemson solution claimed he is looking ahead to having the discipline this weekend.
Nonetheless, Williams was confined in observe Friday and stated as questionable on the personal injury report. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn claimed he desires to glimpse at the movie from Friday’s observe in advance of making a selection later on in the working day.
Williams experienced been stated as out on Friday’s personal injury report for the very first 5 weeks of the common period.
“We’re heading to do what’s most effective for the team,” Lynn claimed. “Mike has not performed considering the fact that January, so we have to be careful rushing him back again into motion. But I believed this 7 days in observe he seemed his most effective.”
Lynn claimed Williams bought banged close to a minimal bit all through observe this 7 days for the very first time and responded effectively. But Lynn also acknowledged that Williams has knowledgeable soreness while recovering from the back again personal injury, which is normal.
“I really don’t want any setbacks with his back again because I want him for the prolonged haul,” Lynn claimed.