Jul 25, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Eddie Royal (11) reaches to make a catch while being covered by defensive back Marcus Cromartie (35) during training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
The early signs are positive for San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal after his injury during practice on Saturday, per Pro Football Talk.
Per league source, all signs so far are good for Eddie Royal. Chargers are waiting for more info. All initial tests were negative.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 17, 2013
“Eddie (Royal) went up for a ball, caught the ball, landed on his back and felt shortness of breath,” McCoy said. “He had a little bit of a hard time breathing. We’re going to take him to the hospital and check him out. That’s all I’ve got right now. I can’t tell you anymore. I don’t know a whole lot about it.”
It is definitely a scary scene when a player has to leave practice in an ambulance. Eddie Royal is expected to get a lot of playing time this year. There have been a ton of injuries on offense and we do not need to have another receiver go down for an extended period of time.