Chargers CB J.C. Jackson to miss rest of season after rupturing patellar tendon; WR Mike Williams (ankle) out multiple weeks

The Bolts took another hit on the injury front in Week 7.

Chargers head coach Brandon Staley told reporters Monday that cornerback J.C. Jackson suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in Sunday's 37-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks and would miss the remainder of the season. The news is a devastating blow to the Chargers and Jackson, who signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal to join Los Angeles in March.

Monday's news comes after NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Jackson suffered a dislocated kneecap with further testing to follow, which revealed the full extent of the injury.

An MRI on Monday also confirmed that Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported, per a source. Pelissero added that Williams is expected to miss "a few weeks" due to the injury.

Staley on Monday confirmed that Williams is set to miss weeks not days.

Williams sustained his injury while attempting to make a catch midway through the fourth quarter. As he came down from his leap, Williams was rolled up on by a Seahawks defender attempting to make a tackle. Williams writhed in pain before getting up, but needed assistance from trainers as he limped off the field without putting any weight on his right leg.

Williams led all Chargers wideouts with seven receptions for 86 yards and touchdown upon his exit from the game.

Sunday's blows continue the trend for a Chargers squad that has dealt with injuries all season. Top wideout Keenan Allen (hamstring) made his return to the lineup on Sunday after missing the past five games but did so on a limited basis. Pass rusher Joey Bosa (groin) underwent surgery already this season and remains shelved until his impending return, and the same goes for left tackle Rashawn Slater (biceps), whose return may depend on the team's playoff status late in the season.

Williams has been Justin Herbert's top target this season, leading all receivers with 37 receptions for 495 yards and three touchdowns. His deep-threat capabilities are also essential to the Chargers' offensive scheme even when he isn't targeted.

The Chargers (4-3) head into a Week 8 bye, which comes as a relief considering their current WR situation. L.A. returns in Week 9 with a road game against the Atlanta Falcons, and it's unlikely Williams will be available for the trip.

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