Chargers announce bruised lung, possible concussion for Eddie Royal


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.