Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso will visit orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews to address a lingering knee issue, head coach Chip Kelly said Monday.
Dr. Andrews’ evaluation is a second opinion and will determine if surgery is needed to repair damage. Alonso suffered the injury during the team’s 20–10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
An exact diagnosis for the injury wasn’t released in the days after the injury. Last Thursday head coach Chip Kelly said that Alonso had a sprained knee and would not play on Sunday against the Jets.
Alonso came to the Eagles from the Buffalo Bills in the offseason as the other half of the high-profile trade that sent former starting running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo.
Alonso, who missed the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL, led the Bills in tackles (87) in 2013.