The Los Angeles Chargers (10-7, 5-4 Away) will head to Jacksonville, FL to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8, 5-3 Home) at TIAA Bank Field for the AFC Wild Card Playoffs.
Injury Reports Mike Williams and Joey Bosa for Saturday’s game
UPDATED (Jan. 14)
The Chargers final injury reports
- OLB Joey Bosa, Full (Groin)
- CB Bryce Callahan, Full (Groin)
- FB Zander Horvath, Full (Ankle)
- LB Kenneth Murray, Jr., Full (Neck)
- LB Amen Ogbongbemiga, Full (Biceps)
- T Trey Pipkins III, Full (Knee)
- WR Mike Williams, OUT (Back)
Joey Bosa and Kenneth Murray, two important parts of the Los Angeles Chargers’ defense, were lucky that they didn’t get hurt too badly. They were both on the list of people who fully took part.
WR Mike Williams, on the other hand, has already said he can’t. He was listed as DNP for most of the week, and then he was officially listed as questionable until Staley said he would miss this game.
Williams hurt his back, and he won’t be able to play again for two to three weeks. His season is over if the Chargers don’t make it to the Super Bowl.
One interesting fact is that Rashawn Slater’s 21-day practice window was turned on by the Los Angeles Rams. Slater tore his biceps tendon in Week 3 when the Chargers lost to the Jaguars 38-10. He won’t play this week, but he could come back if the Chargers move on.
The Jaguars final injury reports
- WR Jamal Agnew, Questionable (Shoulder)
- QB Trevor Lawrence, Questionable (Toe)
- LS Ross Matiscik, Questionable (Back)
- K Riley Patterson, Full (Right Knee)
- WR Kendric Pryor, Questionable (Shoulder)
- OL Brandon Scherff, Questionable (Abdomen)
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The Chargers lost to the Broncos on Sunday, Week 18. They still managed to have a very successful season, though. Wild Card round opponents for Los Angeles are the Jacksonville Jaguars. They’ll need Williams and Bosa to play at peak levels for them to have any chance of success.
According to Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com, Williams (back) will not be practicing on Wednesday.
Williams did not participate in Tuesday’s walk-through session, so the wide receiver’s performance at Thursday’s practice will be indicative of his viability for Saturday’s wild-card game against the Jaguars.
Head coach Brandon Staley said on Monday that Williams, who suffered a back contusion in Week 18, should be able to practice at some point this week before Sunday’s game against Jacksonville.
Popper claims that Williams is currently receiving treatment, but his prognosis is poor. Head coach Brandon Staley has announced that Bosa will be listed with a groin injury.
Similar to how they listed Justin Herbert last week but couldn’t use him because they were already at capacity, Staley explained that Bosa’s situation is inevitable.
Mike Williams will almost certainly take part in this week’s practices, though it is unclear to what extent he will be constrained.
Williams was limited to 13 games this season. He caught four touchdown passes and finished with nearly 900 receiving yards. Mike Williams’ full recovery will be a huge boost for the Lakers.
Also, Joey Bosa is a standout on defense. Yet, all through this year, he had to worry about a possible injury. Overall, Los Angeles’ defense has been terrible in 2022. And that’s why Los Angeles’ Chargers need Bosa on their team.