Eddie Royal leaves Chargers practice by ambulance

Posted by Mike Florio on August 17, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

The Chargers have endured plenty of injuries to receivers in recent weeks. None have been quite as scary as the one that occurred on Saturday.

Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego reports that veteran Eddie Royal hit the ground hard while making a catch during team drills. After on-field evaluation from trainers, an ambulance arrived to take Royal to a local hospital.

Initially, Royal got up after the catch and walked toward the trainers room. He stopped on the way, and trainers worked on him there.

The ambulance wasn’t already present at practice. Unless the session was simply a walkthrough, an ambulance always should be present at practice.

If it was a walkthrough, Royal’s injury suggests that an ambulance should be present for those sessions, too.