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Bills: Kiko Alonso has potentially “significant” knee injury

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Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso has suffered what could be a “significant” knee injury, G.M. Doug Whaley announced on Tuesday night.

The injury occurred while Alonso was training in Oregon, Whaley said in a team-issued statement this evening.

The club does “not have the details” on Alonso’s injury, Whaley said, but he noted that “early indications are that it may be significant.”

The 24-year-old Alonso had a standout rookie season for Buffalo in 2013, recording 159 tackles, intercepting four passes and starting all 16 games. A second-round selection last year, Alonso is a University of Oregon product.

Rookie Preston Brown, a third-round pick from Louisville, could be among the in-house options to fill in for Alonso, who was to play outside linebacker this season.

UPDATE 9:49 p.m. ET: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Alonzo has suffered a torn ACL, an injury that’s anticipated to be season-ending.

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58 Responses to “Bills: Kiko Alonso has potentially “significant” knee injury”
  1. bonnovi says: Jul 1, 2014 9:16 PM

    POUND SIGN EXCLAMATION POINT “AT” SIGN DOLLAR SYMBOL.

  2. tolan04 says: Jul 1, 2014 9:17 PM

    Only the bills. Another season of losing half their team to ir

  3. nwfisch says: Jul 1, 2014 9:19 PM

    Wow.

    Hope the best for him. Hate to see anyone get injured, but especially a bright star for a team that desperately needs one.

  4. cjnbsc says: Jul 1, 2014 9:19 PM

    Noooo ! Got to be kidding me.

  5. Spymaster Belichick says: Jul 1, 2014 9:19 PM

    Go Steelers!

  6. gobills21 says: Jul 1, 2014 9:20 PM

    Well… That stinks.

  7. johnschatzan says: Jul 1, 2014 9:21 PM

    I would of rather had this injury happen to EJ Manuel than Kiko. That’s how important he is to the team. Devastating.

  8. thepftpoet says: Jul 1, 2014 9:23 PM

    Outside Linebacker*** Kiko Alonso

  9. buffaloproud says: Jul 1, 2014 9:25 PM

    Sigh.

  10. vaughnjoe says: Jul 1, 2014 9:29 PM

    Really sad to hear this news. This guy has an intense motor that never quits.

  11. dukeblue12 says: Jul 1, 2014 9:31 PM

    Sucks for him, the Bills and their fans. The guy is really a heckuva player. Hopefully, this is just a scare and he’s OK.

  12. realfootballfan says: Jul 1, 2014 9:35 PM

    Bills can’t catch a break. He played great last year.

  13. llojac1 says: Jul 1, 2014 9:37 PM

    I swear the Bills can never catch a break.

  14. 2difshoe says: Jul 1, 2014 9:37 PM

    And I have a significant hemorrhoid.

  15. alewatcher says: Jul 1, 2014 9:39 PM

    And there goes the 2014 season already.

  16. theworkhorsebackdotcom says: Jul 1, 2014 9:39 PM

    Huge blow to what should be one of the better defensive units in the AFC. The from 4 still is dangerous regardless

  17. hakunamangata says: Jul 1, 2014 9:39 PM

    Hate to see an injury this early in the game. Kid was a monster last season and for him to be out just sucks.

    Get well soon!

  18. shackdelrio says: Jul 1, 2014 9:41 PM

    Terrible news for Buffalo.

  19. movethesticks76 says: Jul 1, 2014 9:41 PM

    Damn it I knew they should have drafted Mack

  20. kstylez00 says: Jul 1, 2014 9:41 PM

    Bills? Offseason? Bad news? Par for the course

  21. sammyscrawfo says: Jul 1, 2014 9:41 PM

    Of course. Why would I expect anything different.

  22. 702vikes says: Jul 1, 2014 9:42 PM

    this will never do, best of luck

  23. eaglesnoles05 says: Jul 1, 2014 9:44 PM

    Yowwwwwwch

  24. justinnelson71 says: Jul 1, 2014 9:48 PM

    Oregon Fan here, sad to hear this. Kid is a stud. Seemed nice guy too

  25. patriotsarespygaters says: Jul 1, 2014 9:49 PM

    Damn sorry for kiko hope 4 quick recovery had a good rookie year but now we will see how bad brandon spikes actually is

  26. keylimelight says: Jul 1, 2014 9:49 PM

    Mannnnn! I hate to hear that.

    Bounce back, Kiko.

  27. bigtalljoe says: Jul 1, 2014 9:49 PM

    Did they build the Ralph on top of an Indian burial site? I swear that team is cursed!

  28. ndbillsfan says: Jul 1, 2014 9:49 PM

    Why do you hate the Bills God??!

  29. thegreatjimbrown says: Jul 1, 2014 9:50 PM

    Sorry to hear this, both for a rising player and for the Buffalo fan base. Hard to lose such an impact player.

  30. jayovalentine says: Jul 1, 2014 9:52 PM

    That sucks.

  31. seatownballers says: Jul 1, 2014 9:53 PM

    With the first pick of the 2015 draft, buffalo picks, ,

  32. i10east says: Jul 1, 2014 9:55 PM

    Uh Oh!!!

  33. hottubtodd says: Jul 1, 2014 9:57 PM

    Kiko how many times do I have to tell you not to train with Cobra Kai Dojo

  34. uglydingo says: Jul 1, 2014 9:58 PM

    I picked up Kiko on my fantasy football team and he was a very consistent contributor, especially for a rookie. Enormous natural talent.
    It’s a tough break – best wishes for a full recovery.

  35. VenerableAxiom says: Jul 1, 2014 9:58 PM

    That’s unfortunate if true, as he would be done for the year. Hard to replace him at this point, especially at the LB position.

  36. whatevnfl says: Jul 1, 2014 9:58 PM

    If the Bills didn’t have bad luck they would have no luck at all.

  37. finsphan says: Jul 1, 2014 10:00 PM

    That sucks, this kid is a beast. Heck of a player, hope this doesn’t affect his career.

  38. edelmanfanclub says: Jul 1, 2014 10:05 PM

    Wow. That sucks. Kid is a fantastic LB

  39. dinodimes says: Jul 1, 2014 10:06 PM

    Bad break for a good kid
    …..#nevergivein

  40. huskywolverine says: Jul 1, 2014 10:08 PM

    Curious what his contract says about injuries that occur at his own private workouts (and whether that is the true story; he was a knucklehead at Oregon).

    Bad loss for Bills. Kiko is a stud.

  41. bcdc26 says: Jul 1, 2014 10:08 PM

    Good thing the Cowboys got to the Ravens about McClain first

  42. rutchaser says: Jul 1, 2014 10:11 PM

    Not a Bills fan but I liked watching this guy play. Hate to hear news like this. Hope he comes back just as strong.

  43. cardsfann1 says: Jul 1, 2014 10:12 PM

    That’s a shame. Kid is a damn good ball player and doesn’t get into off the field trouble. Hopefully he makes a quick recovery…

  44. piratefreedom says: Jul 1, 2014 10:16 PM

    That’s terrible.
    The Bills found themselves a good young player that they will miss this year.
    The only bright side is that players, especially young players, bounce back from ACL injuries much better than they used to.

  45. keepongronking says: Jul 1, 2014 10:17 PM

    Horrible news. And im a pats fan.

  46. truebuffalo says: Jul 1, 2014 10:17 PM

    This is the worst possible news we could have had… Welcome to being a Bills fan those who have not been informed

  47. overweightman says: Jul 1, 2014 10:21 PM

    Bills just can’t catch a break this century.

  48. cpitch12 says: Jul 1, 2014 10:24 PM

    As a Pats fan you never wanna see a division rival lose a good player. I hope he gets better soon. With that said , I feel bad for you because I watched Spike chase guys around three steps behind in pass coverage the last three years.

  49. rextraordinaire says: Jul 1, 2014 10:31 PM

    I don’t really care about the Bills one way or another, but for once I feel for the fans. This is really unfortunate. The Bills’ prospects for this season weren’t the most promising, but they did have a few things going for them. Kiko was one of those things.

  50. pnut87 says: Jul 1, 2014 10:33 PM

    What is with MLBs right now?

  51. beardinals says: Jul 1, 2014 10:44 PM

    Not a Bills fan but I’m sad to hear this.

  52. doe22us says: Jul 1, 2014 10:46 PM

    Injuries cruel, nothing is a giving in this world. Hope he heals up good.

  53. firerogergoodell says: Jul 1, 2014 10:54 PM

    Always thought he might be a steroid guy. That doesn’t mean I don’t think he’s one of the best inside linebackers in the league. But a “training injury” doesn’t exactly surprise me.

  54. theheyseed says: Jul 1, 2014 11:05 PM

    Man that sucks. I hate to see anyone get hurt.
    I blame Mike Shannahan!

  55. bradyisyourdaddy says: Jul 2, 2014 2:03 AM

    Does Brandon Spikes want to recant his guarantee of 2 regular season wins v. the Patriots yet?

  56. tombstone7 says: Jul 2, 2014 2:33 AM

    DAMN!

  57. arzcardinals says: Jul 2, 2014 3:42 AM

    Ugh

  58. glasselephantkungfu says: Jul 2, 2014 7:35 AM

    Thanks for the top 5 pick!!!
    enjoy the WR that will touch the ball 5 times a game!!

    The Cleveland Browns

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