Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Alonso sustains 'significant' knee injury working out


The Buffalo Bills got some bad news Tuesday night, and they passed it along to their fans in very blunt fashion.

It has to do with a certain second-year linebacker who never leaves the field and was slated to be an integral part of the team's defense in his new position on the outside.

"We have learned tonight that Kiko Alonso injured his knee while working out in Oregon," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said, via BuffaloBills.com. "We do not have the details at this point, but early indications are that it may be significant."

The fact that Whaley just came right out and said it is not a good sign at all. We'll presumably know more soon.

UPDATE: ESPN reports Alonso suffered a torn ACL and will miss seven to nine months, likely costing him the entirety of the 2014 season.

After missing exactly zero snaps his entire rookie season while flying around and constantly making plays from the inside position, the team decided to move him to the outside this year in new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's 4-3 scheme.

Alonso tallied 159 tackles, four interceptions, two sacks, a forced fumble and four passes defensed in 2013.

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