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Chargers announce bruised lung, possible concussion for Eddie Royal

Eddie Royal, Mike Morgan AP

The Chargers have provided an update on the condition of wide receiver Eddie Royal after he left Saturday’s practice in an ambulance after coming down hard while making a catch.

Royal went to the hospital and has been diagnosed with a bruised lung. The Chargers also announced that Royal is being evaluated for a concussion and that all subsequent tests were negative.

There’s no timeline provided for Royal’s return, but Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo is expected to miss a week or two after sustaining a bruised lung on Thursday night. All injuries are different, and the concussion obviously makes this a different case, but it is a safe bet that Royal will be off the field for a while.

That leaves the Chargers without three of their projected top receivers for the time being as Danario Alexander has a torn ACL and Malcolm Floyd is expected to miss the rest of the preseason with a knee injury of his own. Vincent Brown, Keenan Allen and the recently re-signed Seyi Ajirotutu will all be in line for more snaps as a result.

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3 Responses to “Chargers announce bruised lung, possible concussion for Eddie Royal”
  1. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 17, 2013 6:20 PM

    Everything went better than expected :-)

  2. FinFan68 says: Aug 17, 2013 6:49 PM

    that makes 2 bruised lungs the last few days. i don’t remember hearing of many previous injuries like that in the past. what changed

  3. xgarcia22 says: Aug 17, 2013 8:24 PM

    Meanwhile Rivers is suffering from a bruised ego…

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