Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams has a small fracture in his neck and will play football again, but just when that will be remains to be seen. Aaron Brenner of The Post & Courier reported the update on Williams’ condition.
The MRI revealed Clemson WR Mike Williams has a small fracture in his neck. He can walk, will play football again; when that is, is unclear.
— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner) September 6, 2015
Williams was injured while making a short touchdown catch from teammate Deshaun Watson early in the Tigers’ game yesterday against Wofford, having fallen during the catch and hit his head on the goalpost padding. He lay on the field for a good long while before being placed in a neck brace and then on a stretcher before being carted off the field. He saluted the crowd as he was driven away.
Though Clemson won 49-10, losing Williams takes away one of Watson’s biggest offensive weapons. Williams is probably the best overall receiver in the ACC and had 77 receptions for 1,346 yards entering yesterday’s game. At the time of his injury, he had two catches for 20 yards and a touchdown.
Chances are that Williams will sit out the season to rehab his injury, but Campus Sports will update his story as any and all new information becomes available.
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