UPDATE: Per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the injury that Alexander suffered was actually a dislocated elbow.
#Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander suffered a dislocated elbow, source said. Explains why he was in so much pain after the collision. Obviously done for today, but hopefully not a long-term thing for rising nickel.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 8, 2019
Leading the Atlanta Falcons 21-0 in the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Vikings now have to deal with what could be a significant injury in the secondary.
Mackensie Alexander, who has become one of the NFL’s best slot cornerbacks, left the game in the second quarter and has been ruled out for the rest of the contest. The team is classifying it as an elbow injury.
I’m not sure exactly where Alexander got injured, but near the two-minute warning there was a play were he was down on the field in considerable pain. He got off of the field under his own power, but will not see the field for the rest of the day.
Jayron Kearse appears to be Alexander’s primary replacement as the fifth defensive back the rest of the way.
If we receive any more updates on Mackensie Alexander’s condition, we will pass them along to you.