Some guys just can’t seem to catch a break. Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander had knee surgery on Friday afternoon, the fifth time on his left knee and the second time in less than 10 months for meniscus problems.
Reports say that as Alexander was running a pass route over the middle, he reached behind to try to make a catch on a pass thrown behind him and it appeared as though he twisted his left knee. Alexander is expected to miss 2-4 weeks so he could be back on the field by the end of November, but what will this mean for his future in terms of his NFL durability.
Teams were afraid of his knee issues and that’s why he went undrafted after needing surgery to clean up some meniscus issues during Senior Bowl practices earlier this year. On Friday, team sources said Alexander has some of his meniscus shaved.
Teammate and fellow rookie Mardy Gilyard said after practice that Alexander had the same look on his face that he had during Senior Bowl workouts when he injured his knee. Gilyard is one of just four active receivers the Rams will have on the field this Sunday against Carolina. Danny Amendola, Laurent Robinson and Brandon Gibson are the others.