Raiders WR Tyrell Williams has torn labrum in shoulder, will try to play through injury
The Las Vegas Raiders are amped about their new-look wide receiver room, but they may have taken a slight hit on Monday. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Tyrell Williams has a torn labrum in his shoulder and will attempt to play through it.
#Raiders WR Tyrell Williams has a torn labrum in his shoulder, sources say. He’s going to try to play through it after rehabbing for a few weeks. A tough task, but the big-play WR will attempt it.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2020
Throughout the past two seasons, the Raiders have made a concerted effort to bolster their wide receiving corps. Last offseason, Williams joined Las Vegas after spending the first four years of his career with the Los Angeles Chargers.
In his debut season with the Raiders, Williams hauled in 42 passes for 651 yards and six touchdowns. However, the vertical threat would miss two games as he dealt with plantar fasciitis during the entirety of the season.
Williams shared earlier this offseason that he is feeling healthier than he did last season. Sadly, Williams is dealing with another injury in his second year with the franchise.
Besides the return of Williams, the Raiders now feature a receiver group that now includes rookies Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards. Meanwhile, Hunter Renfrow is entering his second year with Las Vegas after a decent rookie campaign in 2019.
Despite the offseason additions, Williams was expected to have a crucial role in the Raiders’ aerial attack. His ability to stretch the field and create after the catch is something that Jon Gruden views as valuable on offense.
Last season, Williams powered through a nagging foot injury and missed just two games while it hindered his game. And this season, Williams is proving his toughness once again as he attempts to play through a torn labrum.