St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danario Alexander, whose breakout rookie debut was followed almost immediately by the fifth knee surgery of his young football career, will be active for week 12’s game against the Denver Broncos after missing several weeks to recover.
Alexander has described this surgery as less severe than previous ones, but that does little to assuage Rams fans who have had to deal with the exact uncertainty that caused this potential number one receiver to go undrafted.
The Rams will look to Alexander as a downfield threat, but possibly in a limited capacity—nobody’s quite sure how healthy he is, or will ever be. Alexander was taken off the practice squad prior to week 6, with the Rams’ receiving corps reeling, and put together four receptions for 72 yards ands a touchdown in his debut. But after being targeted just twice in week 7 he went under the knife prior to week 8, and he hasn’t been heard from since.