Campus Corner

Former MU star Alexander suffers season-ending knee injury

Updated: 2013-08-07T00:54:49Z

By TEREZ A. PAYLOR

The Kansas City Star

— It appears another former Missouri receiver has suffered a season-ending knee injury.

The San Diego Chargers announced Tuesday that receiver Danario Alexander has suffered a torn ACL in his right knee, which will likely require season-ending surgery. The news comes nearly two weeks after the Philadelphia Eagles lost another explosive former MU receiver, Jeremy Maclin, to a knee injury.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, Alexander obtained the injury when he collided with cornerback Shareece Wright in one-on-one drills. It is a cruel twist of fate for the 24-year old Alexander, who has overcome a string of injuries to his other knee and is coming off the most productive season of his NFL career.

Alexander, who is listed at 6 feet 5 and 217 pounds, caught 37 passes for 658 yards and seven touchdowns last season, all career highs. 

Alexander’s history of knee injuries – he has had five surgeries dating back to his time at Missouri – caused him to go undrafted in 2010, despite a senior season at Missouri in which he caught 113 passes for 1,781 yards and 14 touchdowns and was named an All-American.

Alexander eventually latched on with the St. Louis Rams, for whom he caught a total 46 passes for 737 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons before he was released last August. The Chargers signed him in October, and he proceeded to post his career-best totals in only 10 games.

 

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/TerezPaylor.

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