Injury Notes: Alonso, Kendricks Return To Practice
Kiko Alonso (knee) and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) returned to practice for the first time in weeks Wednesday. Kendricks was listed as a full participant while Alonso was limited.
“Probably not,” said Alonso if there was a chance he’d play against the Panthers, adding that the Dallas game after the bye is a realistic return date “for sure”.
Billy Davis didn’t sound confident that either player would be available for Sunday night’s game against Carolina.
“[I] don’t really anticipate them,” Davis said. “It’s a day-to-day thing. Hopefully they’ll surprise me, but I don’t know if they will. The key thing is them getting healthy, and them getting healthy at the right pace that their body will allow them to.
“If they can go, they will go, but it’s just a matter of where they are.”
At the end of September, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported that Alonso would likely play again this season after “a month of rehab.”
After a standout first-half performance against New York on Monday night, DeMeco Ryans did not participate in practice Wednesday. Ryans suffered a hamstring injury in the win, and didn’t return to the game after he left in the second quarter.
“[Ryans] is another day-to-day guy, but knowing DeMeco and the way he handles injuries, we expect him back,” Davis said. “He’s a warrior.”
Nelson Agholor (ankle) and Riley Cooper (knee) also sat out practice. Brandon Bair (groin) was limited while Josh Huff (knee) practiced in full.