Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams fractured a bone in his neck and will miss at least 2 months of play because of it. Williams was injured when he crashed into the field goal post after catching a touchdown pass in the 1st quarter of Clemson's victory over Wofford Saturday afternoon.
Official reports had indicated that Williams sustained a neck sprain on the play, but a source indicated to Shakin' The Southland that Williams suffered some sort of fracture rather than a sprain. Dabo Swinney confirmed that aspect of the injury on Sunday. With injuries like this there is usually a lot of swelling that can impact diagnosing the severity of the injury and estimating recovery time.
Given the location of the fracture it would not be surprising if the team is conservative with Williams' recovery. No sense in rushing him back only for re-injury to occur here.
In a best case scenario, if Williams is out for 2 months, he would likely return in time for the Florida State game, but would miss important match ups against Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, and Louisville. Thankfully Clemson has a plethora of talent at wide receiver, really it is the one position where an injury doesn't absolutely kill the team. This will likely provide some of the true freshman with additional opportunities and make Artavis Scott the focal point of the Clemson passing game.