Alexander (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. The 2017 Pro Bowler suffered a torn Achilles during the Saints' Christmas Day triumph over the Vikings, rendering his shift to IR an unsurprising one. Despite New Orleans having clinched its fourth consecutive NFC South crown and guaranteed itself an extended season by way of a playoff appearance, the severity of Alexander's injury ensures the 26-year-old will be unable to take the field for the rest of 2020.
Alexander suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during Friday's win over the Vikings, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Alexander was feared to have suffered an Achilles injury after he was carted to the locker room in the third quarter Sunday, and he'll officially miss the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old will now face another lengthy recovery process heading into the offseason after finishing the 2020 campaign with 54 tackles (36 solo), including one sack, along with two forced fumbles. Zack Baun could see increased work for the Saints with Alexander sidelined.
The Saints fear Alexander suffered an Achilles injury during Friday's win over the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Alexander was carted off to the locker room after a Minnesota touchdown at the end of the third quarter. He's had terrible injury luck in recent years, including a torn ACL in 2018 and a torn pectoral in 2019.
Alexander was carted to the locker room after injuring his foot or ankle in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Vikings, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Alexander was injured at the very end of the third quarter, finishing his afternoon with three tackles. The Saints can turn to Alex Anzalone, Craig Robertson or Zack Baun next to Demario Davis at linebacker.
Alexander totaled seven tackles (four solo) in the Saints' 24-21 loss to the Eagles on Sunday. It was his highest tackle total since Week 4, and Alexander tied for team lead in that department. He'll look to build on this performance against Kansas City in Week 15.
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