In Saturday afternoon’s 14-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Minnesota Vikings suffered no fewer than half a dozen injuries, at least one of which has already been determined to be pretty significant. In a bit of good news, it appears that one of the injuries is not going to be as bad as it potentially could have been.
#Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander had an MRI done on his injured ankle this morning. Told it didn’t show anything seriously bleeped up. So that’s good news. Team may update further on sprain, sprain type tomorrow. Sprains can be tricky. But it does appear he escaped serious injury.— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) August 19, 2018
According to Darren Wolfson of KSTP in Minneapolis, cornerback Mackensie Alexander had an MRI does on his ankle and that it didn’t show any sort of serious injury.
Alexander was injured on the first series of the game, after he nearly intercepted a pass that Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles placed right between the “2” and the “0” on his jersey. The pass fell incomplete, and when the Vikings’ defense next took the field, Alexander did not join them and did not return for the rest of the afternoon.
The Vikings will likely give some sort of an update on Alexander’s condition in the next day or two. We are also waiting for updates on defensive end Ade Aruna, fullback Johnny Stanton, wide receiver Jeff Badet, and offensive lineman Josh Andrews.
Even though none of the injuries that the Vikings suffered should be downplayed, Alexander’s injury was the most potentially concerning, simply because he’s much higher on the depth chart than the other players that were injured and there’s no question as to whether or not he’s going to make the 53-man roster. In this instance, thankfully, it would appear that the Vikings dodged a bullet.