Mackensie Alexander meeting with doctors, may have knee surgery

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Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander did not play in Sunday’s win over the Saints because of a knee injury and he may be heading for the operating room to address the issue.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Alexander is consulting with doctors to see whether he needs surgery. Alexander has reportedly been diagnosed with a small tear to his lateral meniscus.

The results of Alexander’s consultations will likely determine if there’s any chance Alexander plays again this season. The Vikings placed Mike Hughes on injured reserve last Friday, so they were down two corners against New Orleans.

Trae Waynes, Xavier Rhodes and Holton Hill got snaps at corner for the Vikings in their overtime win. Minnesota also used a lot of Andrew Sendejo as a third safety during the game.

9 responses to “Mackensie Alexander meeting with doctors, may have knee surgery

  1. Yeah… Mac is a good player. He’s really done a good job, I was really worried when I heard he was out. Sounds like he might not be available this Saturday. That’s a bummer.
    I was pleasantly surprised by how Sendejo played in the nickel. I was thinking Kearse. But what do I know?

  2. I would assume even if they find that surgery isn’t immediately needed, with a tear to the meniscus that his season is over.

    Tough break. Good luck to him.

  3. I was surprised Kearse did not play more in the slot. He has in the past and did it pretty well. Maybe they wanted Sendejo’s experience vs Brees. Who will they choose against the more athletic Niner offense this week?

  4. I don’t get this one. Alexander was listed on the injury report prior to the Bears game. Yet, he played the whole game while all the other starters sat. Why was he on the field at all for a meaningless game?

  5. He’s got to suck it up and play through the pain. What’s he thinking? This kind of opportunity only comes along once every 10 years for the Vikings. Give that man some Advil and let’s go!!!

  6. purpleppleater84 says:
    January 6, 2020 at 5:12 pm
    He’s got to suck it up and play through the pain. What’s he thinking? This kind of opportunity only comes along once every 10 years for the Vikings. Give that man some Advil and let’s go!!!
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