In what is certainly a tough pill to swallow, a former Chargers wide receiver is struggling with another injury issue.
Danario Alexander, set to be a free agent this offseason after two seasons with San Diego, recently went under the knife to repair and reconstruct his ACL. Unfortunately for the former Missouri Tiger, the latest batch of news is severely troubling.
Following his surgery in January, an infection has now spread into his right knee and he has needed several surgeries due to this major setback, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports. This recent string of bad luck now welcomes in doubt of whether the 25-year old wide receiver will see the field during the 2014 season.
This news truly serves as a gut-punch for Alexander. Especially when you consider that Alexander never saw the field during the 2013-14 season, where the Chargers made the postseason for the first time since 2009.
In 2012, Alexander had a very productive season, going for 658 yards on just 37 receptions, and grabbing seven touchdowns in only 10 games played. Those flashes of brilliance certainly gave Philip Rivers and the Charger offense some hope going into 2013. But unfortunately, these same knee injuries kept the Mizzou alum on the sidelines.
And now, as the 2014 season looms, and Alexander without a team, the road might be even tougher for the former Bolt.
Back in January, Alexander was expected to re-sign with San Diego. However, in early February, after news came out about an additional surgery on his knee, the Chargers appeared willing to move on without Alexander. Tough not to feel for a guy with so much potential and such bad luck. Best wishes to Danario.