Just a week after signing with the team, Miami Dolphins fullback Mackenzie Alexander was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, effectively ending his season.
The veteran cornerback reportedly injured his groin in Miami’s preseason game against the Raiders over the weekend, but coach Mike McDaniel didn’t seem to think it was anything too serious.
However, this changed quite quickly.
“It was unfortunate—very unfortunate for him, especially because we just hired him and he did a good job there,” McDaniel said Tuesday.
This is a heavy blow for the Dolphins’ secondary player, who has already been unlucky with injuries.
Miami invited Alexander as a replacement for Trill Williams, who tore his cruciate ligament in the team’s first preseason game. And the “Fins” have already fallen behind the corner hole of Byron Jones, who remains on the list of puppies after achilles surgery.