An MRI confirmed that middle linebacker Kwon Alexander suffered a torn ACL, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source informed. ESPN first reported the news.
Bucs coach Dirk Koetter confirmed the news during his Monday news conference and team later placed him on injured reserve.
Alexander suffered the injury late in the first half of Sunday's 26-23 overtime win over the Cleveland Browns. He currently ranks second on the team in tackles (45) behind linebacker Lavonte David's 48, and the loss of Alexander leaves a hole at the middle linebacker position. The injury is also a personal blow for Alexander, who is set to be a free agent following the season.