Report: Kiko Alonso Has Grade 2 ACL Sprain
[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.
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.
Following tests today, there’s a possibility Eagles LB Kiko Alonso will be lost for the season with a knee injury, sources say.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 21, 2015
Still some evaluation and conversation that needs to take place on Alonso, so nothing’s been decided. But his season is in jeopardy. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 21, 2015
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.
— Laura Goldman (@laurasgoldman) September 21, 2015
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.