Source: Bucs fear LB Alexander tore ACL in win
7:57 PM ET
TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pro Bowl linebacker Kwon Alexander, who left Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns just before halftime with a right knee injury, is believed to have torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, a source confirmed to ESPN.
He’ll undergo an MRI Monday to confirm the diagnosis, but the team fears that he is out for the season.
Alexander suffered the injury with 18 second left in the first half. He was blitzing quarterback Baker Mayfield and planted his foot, going down without contact. Players on both teams immediately knelt down. Alexander was able to leave the field under his own power.
NFL Network was first to report the news.
Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 59-yard field goal, the longest ever in overtime, with 1:50 remaining to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 26-23 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
“He said to us before we left out there for halftime, he was like, ‘Never take anything for granted,'” Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston said. “We see the passion he plays with. We see the heart he puts in the locker room. We are going to have his back