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Wide-Out Alexander Lost for the Season

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    Danario Alexander of the San Diego Chargers catches the ball against the Oakland Raiders.

    Danario Alexander suffered a torn ACL at practice Tuesday and will be out for the season.

    The fourth-year wide receiver collided with cornerback Shareece Wright in the morning practice session. Head coach Mike McCoy first reaction was that Alexander just got "dinged " and that it did not appear to be a serious injury. Obviously the damage to his knee was much more serious. He'll be out for the season after tearing his ACL.

    Alexander had a somewhat surprisingly productive season for the Chargers in 2012. He caught 37-passes and 7-touchdowns and had a team best 65.8 yards-per-game average.

    It is definitely a blow to the receiving corps, which lost one of Rivers' favorite targets. Alexander has a history of injury problems dating back to his rookie season in St. Louis.