Chargers wide receiver Danario Alexander, who revitalized his career in 2012 with San Diego, has again suffered a serious injury.
The Chargers said Tuesday that Alexander has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, an injury that would seem likely to end his season, given its severity.
Alexander, 24, caught 37 passes for 658 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012 for the Chargers, who signed him in October. He had spent the previous two seasons with the Rams, hauling in 46 passes for 737 yards and three scores for St. Louis.
However, durability has long been the concern with Alexander. In St. Louis, he missed time both with knee and hamstring ailments with the Rams, and his left knee has been operated upon multiple times since his days at Missouri.
Vincent Brown would seem the most likely replacement for Alexander in the Chargers’ starting lineup, with Robert Meachem and Keenan Allen also moving up in the rotation, too. However, this is a blow to their offense, given Alexander’s talent.
Most of all, it’s a tough, sad setback for Alexander, who’s endured so much to make it this far.