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Danario Alexander has second ACL surgery on injured knee

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San Diego Chargers receiver Danario Alexander missed the entire 2013 season after suffering a torn ACL during training camp in August.

Alexander had reconstructive surgery on his knee in August and has spent the months since rehabbing the injury. However, Alexander has since required a second surgery to repair the knee.

According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Alexander had a secondary ACL surgery in January that has delayed the timetable of his return to the field.

Alexander is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March and now may not be ready for the start of training camp in July. It’s the second surgery to Alexander’s right knee. He’s had five operations on his left knee in the past.

Alexander caught 37 passes for 658 yards and seven touchdowns after signing with the Chargers midway through the 2012 season.

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23 Responses to “Danario Alexander has second ACL surgery on injured knee”
  1. meatcarroll says: Feb 7, 2014 1:18 AM

    Sad. Dude is a phenomenal talent but has a history of severe injuries dating back to his days in college.

  2. sdcameron says: Feb 7, 2014 1:18 AM

    Just can’t catch a break…

  3. rhabdodontidae says: Feb 7, 2014 2:46 AM

    Your body’s trying to tell you something, Danario.

  4. 80sbroncofan says: Feb 7, 2014 3:31 AM

    Poor guy. Werent for bad knees he would have been a first round draft pick in 2010.

  5. tahnoonzee says: Feb 7, 2014 3:39 AM

    Tough blow, hope there’s a miracle and he’s back on the field soon.

  6. Brandon in Northwest Suburbia says: Feb 7, 2014 4:01 AM

    Well that can’t be good.

  7. lance19 says: Feb 7, 2014 4:09 AM

    The guy played awesomely in the second half of 2012. Lost all of 2013 to injury…now who knows?
    Freakin’ injuries!

  8. tuberippin says: Feb 7, 2014 6:01 AM

    This dude has more major leg injuries than any other wide receiver I’ve ever seen. It’s a shame too, because he’s been very good when healthy.

  9. BAMNATION says: Feb 7, 2014 6:28 AM

    stick a fork in ‘im

  10. JackedUpSports says: Feb 7, 2014 6:42 AM

    there’s a guy who can be a pro bowler in 2014, especially if Philip keeps slingin that pigskin

  11. rhinojr says: Feb 7, 2014 6:52 AM

    Never gonna be the same -

  12. ravenswhat says: Feb 7, 2014 7:32 AM

    That can’t be good.

  13. canjura says: Feb 7, 2014 8:03 AM

    the best talent to never be able to play in the NFL. For sure would’ve been a top 5 pick his rookie season if not for all the knee surgeries on his left knee. Has shown SO MUCH potential when he’s on the field, but when you miss more than half of the games you’re supposed to play.. sadface. :\

  14. xxsweepthelegxx says: Feb 7, 2014 8:21 AM

    Man…this is a guy you gotta feel for. He’s got the physical tools and when healthy he’s a monster….and he’s put up solid numbers on a mediocre Chargers offense.

    At some point though, you’ve got to look at your quality of life outside of football…I dont think Danario is much more than 25 years old and he’s gonna be on his 7th knee surgery. Dude wont be able to walk by the time he’s 35 at this rate. Wish him the best

  15. realnflmaster says: Feb 7, 2014 8:27 AM

    How do you need a second ACL surgery after your first one without reinjuring it? Remind me not to go to that Dr. Jekyll!

  16. chargrz says: Feb 7, 2014 8:30 AM

    Tough luck as he is a good receiver.

  17. jbaxt says: Feb 7, 2014 9:23 AM

    He was good in college but definitely not worthy of a top 5 pick, that’s silly. Was Calvin the last WR to be taken top 5?

  18. slick50ks says: Feb 7, 2014 10:15 AM

    A never was.

    Can’t make the club in the tub.

  19. patrickfrancis3119 says: Feb 7, 2014 11:42 AM

    my best to DA. The Chargers can’t catch a break—They finally get rid of Chao but now they have this poindexter professor from UCSD as their team doctor who reduz DA’s ACL repair. This guy must have a huge ego if he thinks that he can do a better job than Dr. James Andrews! I heard that his surgery at UCSD got infected and they had to take out most of what Dr. Andrews did. Hope this does not end DA’s career.

  20. mrgroovesd says: Feb 7, 2014 12:23 PM

    That’s a tough break for DA. I was really hoping he’d make a return to the Bolts with Floyd and Allen.

  21. shayeezy says: Feb 7, 2014 2:51 PM

    he had five surgeries on his left knee BEFORE the chargers signed him off the street. now up to seven. immense talent but it doesn’t look like it was meant to be.

  22. kst2074 says: Feb 7, 2014 3:02 PM

    The article didn’t say why another surgery was necessary?

  23. patrickfrancis3119 says: Feb 7, 2014 6:09 PM

    I heard that the new team doc Chris Wahl wanted to revise or improve what Dr James Andrews did in August and it failed. It required at least 3 more surgeries than what has been reported. This is the same doc that let Manti Teo play on a broken foot all season long.

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