Danario Alexander sidelined for combine workouts
One day after breaking the news that Demaryius Thomas will not participate in the combine due to a broken foot, we can tell you of another receiver now on the mend. Sources have confirmed today that Danario Alexander, the leading receiver for the Missouri Tigers last season has been ruled out of participating in both the combine and his pro-day workout after undergoing knee surgery on Tuesday.
Alexander originally hurt his knee while participating at the Senior Bowl in January. The injury occurred during Wednesday’s practice but was not serious enough to keep Alexander from playing in the game. An MRI the following week showed he had a defect in the cartilage of his left knee. A team of specialists, including Dr. James Andrews, consulted with Alexander and recommended he undergo a surgical procedure to alleviate the situation prior to the combine.
Alexander suffered a prior knee injury in college, tearing an ACL in the same left knee during the 2007 Big Twelve title game. The two injuries are not related and Alexander will send a letter, signed by Dr. Uribe who performed the surgery, to all 32 NFL teams stating as much. Alexander will be ready to go by training camp.
Alexander’s combine preparations were going well. During recent training the 6-foot, 4-inch, 221-pound receiver had been running forty times that hovered in the very low 4.4-second range besides posting a broad jump of 11-feet, 1-inch and touching 43 inches on the vertical jump.