Report: Saints fear Achilles injury for LB Kwon Alexander

John Sigler
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This is tough to hear: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that New Orleans Saints linebacker is believed to have suffered an Achilles injury in Christmas Day’s game with the Minnesota Vikings. The Saints medical staff quickly diagnosed him with an ankle issue and signaled for a trainer’s cart to ferry him to the locker room from the onfield treatment tent.

It’s a huge loss if so. Alexander changed the Saints defense’s play speed after the team acquired him in a midseason trade with the San Francisco 49ers. While his future with the team was uncertain due to his high salary cap hits in 2021 and beyond, he had played well enough to at least earn an attempt at renegotiating that contract.

Here’s hoping this isn’t a career-threatening injury for him. Alexander is still a young player with plenty of potential, and it would be a shame to see him be unable to meet it. This is definitely a situation to monitor in the days ahead.

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