CLEMSON — Mike Williams, the former Clemson wide receiver who was drafted No. 7 overall by the Los Angeles Chargers, will miss the remainder of the Chargers' pre-training camp workouts. The Chargers announced the news via their Twitter account Monday.
"Mike Williams is dealing with a mild disc herniation in his lower back, and will be held out the last two weeks of the offseason program," the team wrote.
Williams, a native of Vance, was drafted in the first round by the Chargers in April, after his Clemson career culminated in a national championship.
After breaking his neck during the first drive of the first game in 2015, Williams sat out the entire season and recovered before coming back at full health in 2016. He finished his Clemson career with 177 receptions for 2,727 yards and 21 touchdowns.
His redshirt junior year was the most decorated as he compiled the second-most receptions and third-most receiving yards in a season in Clemson history.
He finished 2016 with 98 receptions 1,361 receiving yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. The Chargers open the regular season Sept. 11 against the Broncos in Denver.