When healthy, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Kwon Alexander is a force to be reckoned with, and one of the toughest players in the league. Alexander proved his toughness with a gutty performance in the Super Bowl, playing with a surgically repaired pec. But apparently, Alexander was dealing with more than just a recovering pec injury.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Alexander also played in Super Bowl LIV with a bicep injury. Per the report, Alexander is going to get that bicep surgically repaired today.
Rapoport further noted that Alexander is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2020 season. Based on the report, Alexander may have played with that biceps injury longer than just the Super Bowl.
Alexander suffered the pec injury in Week 9, and was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return. In eight regular season games, Alexander recorded 34 tackles, one forced fumble, four passes defended, and two tackles for loss.
#49ers LB Kwon Alexander wasn’t just playing in the Super Bowl with a surgically repaired pec. Sources say he was also dealing with a biceps injury that is being surgically repaired today. He’ll have a full recovery for 2020, but amazing to think what he played through this year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 14, 2020
The 49ers linebacker made it back in time for the NFC Championship Game, where he recorded two tackles and a tackle for loss in their win over the Green Bay Packers.
He finished the Super Bowl with one tackle and one pass defended.
Was Kwon Alexander gutsy to play in the Super Bowl with his injuries, or was that ill-advised?