Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander could miss time with elbow injury
By Adam Patrick
During the team’s game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings cornerback reportedly suffered a dislocated elbow.
Scheduled to be a free agent in 2020, Mackensie Alexander is hoping to have a big season for the Minnesota Vikings this year. This may still be possible, but Alexander might have to wait a few weeks before he can get back to boosting his stock for the upcoming offseason.
Midway through the Vikings’ win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Alexander went down with an injury that kept him off the field for the remainder of the game.
It was later revealed that the Minnesota corner suffered a dislocated elbow according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.
During his postgame presser on Sunday, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said that Alexander will undergo an MRI on Monday to find out the severity of his injury. Judging from the initial diagnosis though, it’s likely that Alexander will miss some time for Minnesota over the next few weeks.
Normally, a dislocated elbow will knock a player out for at least a few games. However, there have been times where guys have suited up the very next week after suffering this injury too.
Given their lack of depth at corner currently, the Vikings have to be hoping that Alexander doesn’t have to miss very much time, if any at all. Especially with big matchups against the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears over the next three weeks.
It would be great if Alexander could continue to play even with his injury. But until the results of his MRI are revealed, it’s hard to determine if he will be on the field or not for Minnesota next Sunday in Green Bay.