The San Diego Chargers had a scary situation today at practice, as WR Eddie Royal left practice in an Ambulance after falling directly on his back after going up for a catch.
Chargers safety Eric Weddle says he was about ten feet in the air and came crashing down. He was able to get to his feet for a minute before crashing back down and having trainers tend to him before an Ambulance and two Fire Trucks came to assist. He was loaded onto a gurney and rushed to a local hospital for examination.
“When a guy gets carried off in an ambulance, you just want him to be healthy, be OK, all football aside,” Philip Rivers said, via NFL.com. “And hopefully that’s the report we’ll get back soon on Eddie.”
Coach Mike McCoy said Royal was having a difficult time breathing and he was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.
The Chargers can’t afford another hit to their receiving corps. They’ve already lost Malcom Floyd and Denario Alexander to injuries and they’re just barely getting by.
The loss of Royal would be a big one not only on offense, but special teams as well, as he’s slated to be the starting returner after showing off his skills last season.
We send our best to Royal, and hope for a speedy recovery.
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