Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso has a partial tear in his left ACL, but the injury will not sideline him for the entire season.
Alonso left Philadelphia’s 20–10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in the second quarter of the game with an apparent injury to his left knee, which was surgically repaired after an early end to his 2014 season. He was able to walk off the field under his own power.
There have been conflicting reports regarding the severity of Alonso’s injury, and the Eagles have not commented.
Bowen reported that the injury is expected to sideline Alonso for several weeks, but Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reported Alonso could be out for the entire season. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that Alonso will receive a second opinion on the injury from Dr. James Andrews, and that Andrews must decide whether Alonso should play through it or end his season.
This injury continues a string of health problems that have interrupted Alonso’s career. Before his left ACL was torn the first time, Alonso sustained a torn right ACL in college. He also underwent hip surgery in 2014.
Philly acquired Alonso in the trade that sent running back LeSean McCoy to the Bills. If Alonso were to be sidelined for the season, it would be a huge loss for a team that has already dealt with injuries through the first two weeks of the season. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks also left the game against Dallas with a hamstring injury, and DeMeco Ryans is still recovering from a torn Achilles he sustained last year.
- Erin Flynn