Royal, who has been dealing with a toe injury, missed time Sunday against the Chiefs with a chest injury. He did catch four passes for 87 yards, but with an additional injury, he should be limited in practice for the next few days.
Quarterback Philip Rivers was indiscriminate in throwing the ball to eight different receivers, including touchdowns to unknowns Ladarius Green and Seyi Ajirotutu, so Royal could be expendable if the Chargers want to sit him out a week. San Diego plays the Bengals in Week 13.
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