Colts vs. Chargers 2013 injury report: Eddie Royal goes down, then comes back

Patrick Smith

The Chargers lost their returner and a reliable receiver for a bit before returning to action.

On Monday Night Football, the San Diego Chargers evened their record with a 19-9 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium.

Luckily, both teams stayed relatively healthy throughout the contest with a few exceptions. Punt returner/wide receiver Eddie Royal sustained a toe injury in the second quarter for San Diego, but was able to return and play the rest of the way, per USA Today. Royal has been a key player for the Chargers, with 216 receiving yards and five touchdowns.

San Diego left guard Johnnie Troutman also went down with an injury in the second half but returned to action later on. The Colts lost linebacker Jerrel Freeman to a concussion, who obviously did not return.

Next week, the Chargers will take a trip across the country to face the winless Jacksonville Jaguars. As for the Colts, they have the task of welcoming Peyton Manning into his old haunts on Sunday night when they take on the Denver Broncos.

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