Tom Pelissero is reporting that Vikings CB Mackensie Alexander will have arthroscopic surgery for the small tear in his lateral meniscus and will miss the team’s playoff game against the 49ers.
The good news is that Alexander’s season isn’t necessarily over and he could be back should the Vikings advance.
According to Pelissero, a decision regarding surgery for Alexander’s knee is expected to be made int he next 24 hours.
Alexander actually suffered the injury back in Week 17, which led to him missing their Wildcard matchup with the Saints.
David Chao mentions that a knee scope would knock Alexander out for the next few weeks, but he could still return for the Super Bowl if the Vikings make it that far.
Alexander, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Vikings back in 2016. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $4.316 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1.03 million for the 2019 season.
Alexander will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming months.
In 2019, Alexander appeared in 13 games for the Vikings and recorded 38 tackles, a half sack, an interception, a fumble recovery and five pass defenses.