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Mike Williams ruled out for Week 12 vs. Cardinals due to ankle injury

We break down the news that Mike Williams has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 12 and beyond.

Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 15, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Friday update: Mike Williams has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Cardinals.

Thursday update: Mike Williams did not practice again on Thursday. It’s starting to look like he will be out this week.

Wednesday PM update: Mike Williams ended up not getting a limited practice in on Wednesday. It’s not the best sign for his ability this week, but he still could get practices in.

Wednesday Update: Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley is saying that Williams will be day-to-day this week. He added that he expects Williams to be limited in practice each day. Williams returned for the Chargers in Week 11 but is dealing with a re-aggravation of the ankle injury that sidelined him for two games.


Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley told reporters on Monday that wide receiver Mike Williams tweaked his high-ankle sprain, per ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry. Stley believes the injury is not significant and that they will know more soon about his availability for this week.

Williams was out with a high-ankle sprain and had just returned to the starting lineup when he tweaked the injury. It does sound like he won’t miss three weeks again, but it looks like there is a chance he will miss this week.

Fantasy football implications for Week 12

The good news for the Chargers is that Keenan Allen made it through his first game back without tweaking his hamstring. They also can feel good about the way Josh Palmer has played of late when filling in for Williams.

If Williams can’t go, Palmer would again be a good fantasy start, while Allen appears safe to start again.