In Sunday’s win the Minnesota Vikings secondary suffered what appeared to be a pretty significant blow to an already depleted unit when it was reported that nickel CB Mackensie Alexander suffered a dislocated elbow.
Fortunately for the Vikings, they received some good news on that front today:
Update: An MRI confirmed Mackensie Alexander will not need surgery on his elbow injury, so he's expected to avoid injured reserve. Timetable still TBD, but all in all, good news after a scary injury. https://t.co/Xz0TWJL9IF— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 10, 2019
The worst case scenario was surgery, and a good possibility of season ending IR. For a unit that’s still awaiting Mike Hughes to return while riding out another seven games of the Holton Hill suspension, this originally looked like a really bad injury.
As Pelissero said, the Vikings haven’t given any timetable for a return, so we’ll have to wait to see what the team and the daily injury reports say. If Hughes can come back this week, that would be a big help, but like Alexander’s status, we’ll have to wait an see on that, too.
But, at least for now, it looks like the Vikings have dodged a big bullet.