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Report: No surgery required for Mac Alexander

Prognosis is much better than originally thought

NFL: Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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.