The San Diego Chargers receiving corps seemingly gets more depleted by the day. Quarterback Phillip Rivers might now be down three of his four top receivers with the start of the regular season fast approaching. Today’s injury was a scary one, slot receiver Eddie Royal needed an ambulance to get off the practice field on Saturday.
San Diego has already lost starting receiver Danario Alexander for the year to a torn ACL, and fellow starter Malcom Floyd recently suffered a knee injury of his own. Floyd is expected to return from his injury after giving Chargers fans everywhere a scare.
Eddie Royal was injured when he hit the turf after making a superb diving catch in practice.
“Phenomenal catch,” Chargers safety Eric Weddle said. “He was about 10 feet in the air. He just fell straight down on his back… Hopefully, he’ll be OK. He’s tough.” Royal made the catch in front of Weddle.
After the play was over, Royal attempted to get up and walk off his pains but quickly went back to the ground. Trainers rushed to his aid while the coaching staff watched over their injured wide out.
Several minutes later an ambulance arrived at the practice facility to bring Royal to a hospital for medical attention. They loaded the receiver who had been working with the Chargers starting unit onto the gurney and carried him off.
Shortness of breath was a main symptom of Royal’s as he left with the ambulance, he is being kept in the hospital for examination according to coach Mike McCoy.
More on this situation as it becomes available
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