Former MU wide receiver Danario Alexander used to challenges

Sunday, April 18, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 12:18 p.m. CDT, Friday, June 18, 2010

COLUMBIA — Danario Alexander’s left knee is a mangled wreck, swollen to the size of a softball. The joint sticks out from his withered muscles. Two scalpel wounds are stapled shut and covered with bandages caked with blood. The pair of three-inch scars looks refined in comparison.