Mackensie Alexander doesn’t need elbow surgery

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Mackensie Alexander doesn’t need surgery, and the Vikings won’t have to make a roster move for him either.

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Vikings cornerback will not need surgery for his dislocated elbow, which means he  should avoid going on injured reserve.

Alexander suffered the obviously painful injury in Sunday’s win over the Falcons.

While he could still miss some time, not being in a position where he needs an eight-week break is a good thing.

The Vikings still have three first-round picks at the position (Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, and Mike Hughes who is nearing a comeback from knee problems), so they’re deeper than most teams at cornerback.

27 responses to “Mackensie Alexander doesn’t need elbow surgery

  1. Will be tough not to have him for the upcoming Packer and Philly games — hope he recovers soon. And a cheeser calling the Vikings fan base entitled and arrogant makes about as much sense as Aaron Rodgers calling Kirk Cousins a smug grudge-holder.

  2. I’ve heard he’s likely to be out 4-6 weeks. Even if we get Hughes back this week, he won’t be at full strength, he hasn’t played a game in a year, and he’s not a slot corner. They will probably continue to use Jayron Kearse in the nickel defense and rotate Hughes in to spell Rhodes for the 4-5 times he has to come off the field with an injury.

  3. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 10, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Apparently you only read my comments, and not Vikings fans comments. “World Class Organization.” lol
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    So one guy is cultivating a bit and that’s supposed to represent the entire Vikings fanbase? Meanwhile, most of the Packer commenters are in lockstep with each other with their arrogant and entitled attitudes.

  4. Viking Stadium World Class
    Viking Facilities World Class
    Viking Ownership World Class
    Viking Coaching World Class
    Viking Roster World Class
    Viking Team Character World Class
    Viking Best Record in NFC under current Head Coach World Class

    I rest my case….

  5. Awesome news, dude is a baller. Kearse is a beast as well and will get some playing time as well. To teams with slot receivers, be careful what play you call because Kearse and Alexander are fast and extremely hard hitting. Your WR will be seeing stars after getting by these guys, and may miss time.

  6. I would disagree that the Vikings are deep in the secondary, right now. They really can’t afford to lose anymore CB’s with Mac out for a few weeks, Hill out until week 9, and Hughes still on the mend. I would hate to see them rush Hughes back and hope Boyd isn’t be forced into action out of necessity. He’s just not ready. They need Rhodes and Waynes to stay healthy!

  7. The Vikings really only have two cornerbacks right now. Luckily, the Packers only have one wide receiver.

  8. Kearse would’ve played a lot this week anyway. Packers have tall receivers and Zimmer wants to use Kearse against the bigger slot receivers…

  9. Alan Light says:
    September 10, 2019 at 1:18 pm
    Viking Stadium World Class
    Viking Facilities World Class
    Viking Ownership World Class
    Viking Coaching World Class
    Viking Roster World Class
    Viking Team Character World Class
    Viking Best Record in NFC under current Head Coach World Class
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    And yet all you have to show for it, is a bunch NFC Central/North Division champion T-Shirts, and maybe a couple conference titles that were given out, while Elvis Presley was still touring.

  10. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 10, 2019 at 1:47 pm
    The Vikings really only have two cornerbacks right now. Luckily, the Packers only have one wide receiver.

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    You keep saying this, praying a bit more that each time you say it someone will believe it’s true.

    Oddly, the Packer wide receivers outgained the Vikings this week. So if the Packers only have one wide receiver, I guess the Vikings have none.

  11. When the trainer popped that thing back into place on the field I could feel it in my living room – youch! He may not even be sore though and should play this week. Up in the North we’re tough and strong, and our women are beautiful.

  12. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 10, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    That’s good. I hate to see anyone get injured, even if the guy’s fan base is the most entitled, arrogant fan base in any sport ever, like Mackensie Alexander’s is.
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    Oh REALLY? Your history tells us otherwise. You don't just cheer injuries, you openly make terrible jokes about mental health as well.

  13. As a Viking fan that reads all comments, but generally only responds to the lame cracks of obsessive opposing fans, I will readily admit that Vikings fans (including myself) can be over-enthusiastic and delusional, but hardly entitled and arrogant. All NFL fans know who that describes in the NFCN fandom.

  14. tokyosandblaster says:
    Oddly, the Packer wide receivers outgained the Vikings this week…
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    The Vikings ran the ball the second half of the game to use up time & run out the clock since they had the lead, which was the right thing to do. The wide receivers were not needed to be used. Nice try though tokyo.

  15. He’s our best all around corner.
    Rhodes when he plays is the best, when he plays 100%…

    Trae is Trae, good all around but gives up plays and loves getting flagged when he’s in perfect position. Alexander is the best all around of the three.

  16. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 10, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Oddly, the Packer wide receivers outgained the Vikings this week. So if the Packers only have one wide receiver, I guess the Vikings have none.
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    This is what you’re bragging about. The Packers WRs had 9 catches for 114 yards, and it took 30 passes from Rodgers to get that production. Cousins threw 10 passes and completed 6 for 89 yards to WRs. Oh, and one touchdown. Do those still matter, or is it just yards?

  17. You’re bragging about scoring 33 points at home on a defense that allowed nearly 27 ppg (only a few teams were worse last year), and holding a team as good as the bears offensively last year to 12 points (9 points more than the Packers allowed, on the road, in the division).

    Well, you’re sure somethin!

  18. toKyo says:

    Oddly, the Packer wide receivers outgained the Vikings this week. So if the Packers only have one wide receiver, I guess the Vikings have none.
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    The Packers had to throw the ball because the RB’s only generated 39 yards in 18 carries.

    Having said that, here are the numbers for WR’s in week 1 – you might be surprised with the facts…

    Viking WR’s were targeted 6 times, caught all 6 passes and gained 89 yards and 1 TD.

    Packer WR’s were targeted 15 times, only caught 9 passes and only gained 117 yards and no TD’s.

    Getting a few more yards on 2.5 times the number of targets, while not scoring, doesn’t say much about your WR corp or your QB.

    Looking at the #1 WR’s for both teams, in three targets, Adam Thielen outgained Devante Adams, who had 8 targets, 43 yards to 36, not to mention that Thielen also scored a TD.

    Had the Vikings needed to pass more, they would have. But as the RB’s generated 168 yards and 2 TD’s, it wasn’t.

    Not only that, but Cousins also scored a TD. Rodgers, well, he was never able to get the ball close enough to the goal line for him to try and score.

  19. Hughes, he will be back soon. That is the good news, the bad news after damage and surgery like that, the following year the players just don’t have the burst or cut.The injury is still in the back of their minds Next year he will be back in form. Just look at Delvin Cook, last year he was OK but the injury was in the back of his mind. Only 1st year bounce back I remember was AP.. but he is a freak.

  20. gtodriver says:
    September 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm
    toKyo says:

    Oddly, the Packer wide receivers outgained the Vikings this week. So if the Packers only have one wide receiver, I guess the Vikings have none.
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    The Packers had to throw the ball because the RB’s only generated 39 yards in 18 carries.

    Having said that, here are the numbers for WR’s in week 1 – you might be surprised with the facts…

    Viking WR’s were targeted 6 times, caught all 6 passes and gained 89 yards and 1 TD.

    Packer WR’s were targeted 15 times, only caught 9 passes and only gained 117 yards and no TD’s.

    Getting a few more yards on 2.5 times the number of targets, while not scoring, doesn’t say much about your WR corp or your QB.

    Looking at the #1 WR’s for both teams, in three targets, Adam Thielen outgained Devante Adams, who had 8 targets, 43 yards to 36, not to mention that Thielen also scored a TD.

    Had the Vikings needed to pass more, they would have. But as the RB’s generated 168 yards and 2 TD’s, it wasn’t.

    Not only that, but Cousins also scored a TD. Rodgers, well, he was never able to get the ball close enough to the goal line for him to try and score.

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    Rodgers did have a TD last week. And the Vikings had 2 receivers over 1000 yards last year.

    Alexander’s injury hurts. Will really need some guys to step up. I’m not the biggest fan of Kearse when he’s a corner, he’s too slow to play man. Solid S/LB Hybrid though.

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