METAIRIE, La. (AP) A person familiar with the situation says New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha has an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his left knee, the same knee in which the 2015 second-round draft choice had ACL repairs twice during his college career at Washington.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Monday because the Saints and Kikaha have not publicly discussed the injury. The person says physicians continue to evaluate the full extent of the injury, but that Kikaha will not play in the 2016 season.
Kikaha played in 15 games as a rookie and was in on 50 tackles with four sacks, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
He was injured during voluntary offseason practices last week, but the Saints have not yet placed him on injured reserve.
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