Report: Kiko Alonso Has Grade 2 ACL Sprain

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

[Update] According to Les Bowen, Kiko Alonso has a Grade 2 sprain (or partial tear) of his left ACL, which means he could play again this season.

From earlier:

Chip Kelly didn’t have any news regarding Kiko Alonso at his day-after press conference Monday. There still seems to be some uncertainty around the situation, but according to a report from Mike Garafolo, the middle linebacker could be lost for the season.

Alonso exited Sunday’s game with an injury to his surgically-repaired left knee and did not return. The fear was that he re-tore the ACL that gave out in 2014 when he was in Buffalo. He underwent an MRI today. By the sounds of it, those results didn’t provide a clear course of action.

“I don’t have any sense at all,” said Kelly, when asked if he had a sense for whether this is a season-ending injury. “I don’t think the doctors have any sense at all either.”

According to a league source, no final decision has been made regarding how to proceed with Alonso. That suggests there are options, or at least a lack of full clarity. Would that be the case if it was a full ACL tear? We’ll likely have further information on Tuesday.

In other injury news, it looks like Cedric Thornton will be sidelined for a little while.

Meanwhile, things are sounding positive regarding Mychal Kendricks

One final note: Earlier this afternoon, the Eagles signed quarterback Thad Lewis and released Stephen Morris. They also signed tight end Chris Pantale to the practice squad and released tight end Connor Hamlett.