Alexander (ankle) won't play Sunday against the 49ers, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
Alexander has been battling this ankle injury since the second preseason game. His absence will open the door for rookie first-round pick Mike Hughes to have a large role as the Vikings' slot corner in the season opener.
Alexander (ankle) is listed as doubtful on the official injury report for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Alexander suffered an ankle injury during an August 18 preseason game and returned to practice Thursday and Friday on a limited basis, but it doesn't sound like he's ready to play in a game. Rookie Mike Hughes will take over slot corner duties if Alexander is out.
Alexander (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Alexander suffered an ankle injury during an August 18 preseason game and hasn't returned to practice. Although X-rays on the injury were negative, he looks unlikely to play Sunday at this point. Rookie Mike Hughes would take over slot corner duties if Alexander is out.
Alexander suffered an ankle injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars and is considered questionable to return, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
It wouldn't be surprising if Alexander is held out the rest of the way as a precautionary measure, even if he's doing well enough to play. The second-year cornerback is battling Mike Hughes for the slot corner job, so he will likely attempt to retake the field as soon as he's cleared to do so.
|4||9/27/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ PHI||4:25 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
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|13||12/2/18||@ NE||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/18||@ SEA||8:15 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|