Reports: Eagles LB Kiko Alonso (knee) will be able to return this season

Wednesday September 30th, 2015

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso will be able to return this season after an exam revealed that his surgically repaired ACL is intact, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reportsAlonso will likely need a month of rehab, Rapoport adds. ESPN’s Adam Caplan confirmed Rapoport’s report. 

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reported earlier Wednesday that Alonso would have arthroscopic surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews to determine the extent of his left knee injury. 

Eagles coach Chip Kelly told reporters Wednesday that Alonso was rehabbing with Dr. Andrews in Florida. 

Alonso missed all of last season after tearing his left ACL in an off-season workout. He injured the same knee in Philadelphia’s Week 2 loss to the Cowboys and there was rampant speculation that he had re-torn the ACL.

With Alonso injured, the Eagles were without both of their inside linebackers in last week’s win over the Jets. Mychal Kendricks was out with a hamstring injury but hopes to be back this week

- Dan Gartland

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