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Report: Bills LB Kiko Alonso suffers torn ACL


It appears the Bills’ worries about linebacker Kiko Alonso’s knee injury were well-founded.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Alonso is likely to miss the 2014 season after suffering a torn ACL.

Per Schefter, Alonso’s recovery timetable is 7-9 months.

Earlier Tuesday evening, Bills G.M. Doug Whaley announced Alonso, a second-year pro, had suffered a possibly “significant” knee injury in a workout.

One of the Bills’ top defensive players, Alonso was slated to play outside linebacker this season. Nigel Bradham and Preston Brown could be among the internal candidates to fill in for Alonso, who finished third in the NFL in tackles in 2013, notching 159 stops.

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99 Responses to “Report: Bills LB Kiko Alonso suffers torn ACL”
  1. patriotsarespygaters says: Jul 1, 2014 10:26 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

  2. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 1, 2014 10:26 PM

    Ouch significant loss for the Bills

  3. packersarethebest says: Jul 1, 2014 10:26 PM

    Sucks for the kid, good for any potential bidder, knocks $100M off the franchise price.

  4. vikingspride says: Jul 1, 2014 10:27 PM

    Hopefully he will come back completely healthy, this kid has way to much potential to have his career cut short.

  5. montrealraider says: Jul 1, 2014 10:28 PM

    Thats a bumer for Bills fans. Outstanding player what a shame.

  6. txbillsfan says: Jul 1, 2014 10:28 PM

    Oh no we suck again

  7. jmonty1102 says: Jul 1, 2014 10:30 PM

    Jets win the afc east

  8. agcooney108 says: Jul 1, 2014 10:30 PM

    as a jets fan i’m thrilled not to face him twice this year. as a football fan, i’m upset to watch one of the best young players go down like this. hope for a speedy recovery!

  9. j0esixpack says: Jul 1, 2014 10:31 PM

    I’d call that significant.

    My condolences Bills fans… no one likes to see guys go down like this.

  10. lionsnati0n says: Jul 1, 2014 10:31 PM

    If he is significantly hurt my first thought is I hope he is doing ok now.

  11. jwcarlson says: Jul 1, 2014 10:32 PM

    Dang. 😦

  12. cluelessdufus says: Jul 1, 2014 10:34 PM

    This is terrible. It sucks to see any player go down with this injury, but he had such a great rookie year. This also doesn’t help the bills draft position since there probably a top 10 team and the Browns have there 1st round pick.

  13. bonnovi says: Jul 1, 2014 10:39 PM

    *Weeps softly*

  14. hakunamangata says: Jul 1, 2014 10:40 PM

    Damn. Hate to see that, especially in the off season.

    Get well soon, look forward to seeing you back out there.

  15. number1hawkfan says: Jul 1, 2014 10:42 PM

    That’s to bad. As an NFL fan he was cool to watch.

  16. longbino says: Jul 1, 2014 10:45 PM

    Congrats NE on another AFC East championship.

  17. ajgreenhof says: Jul 1, 2014 10:47 PM

    Awful news.

  18. iloveagoodnap says: Jul 1, 2014 10:49 PM

    Cursed franchise. Horrible. It never ends. Ever.

  19. blacknole08 says: Jul 1, 2014 10:49 PM

    Wow that’s just unfair. Kid was EVERYWHERE last season.

    Hope he recovers.

  20. mrpeepee says: Jul 1, 2014 10:50 PM

    Horrible to read – he was one of the most exciting young LBs I’ve seen in years. Hopefully he can fully recover

  21. randy8123 says: Jul 1, 2014 10:50 PM


  22. icallbs81 says: Jul 1, 2014 10:52 PM

    Really? What a bummer. Speedy recovery to one of the up and coming LBs in the League.

  23. deerhuntinfool71 says: Jul 1, 2014 10:56 PM

    That sucks. Kid looked like he had some real talent. Have to wait till next year.

  24. fantasticmrhandsome says: Jul 1, 2014 10:58 PM

    And the playoff drought continues…

  25. icebowler says: Jul 1, 2014 10:58 PM

    Well he can now get a jump on his teammates by getting the beach treatment in LA, or the fog treatment in London, or the crack treatment in Toronto.

  26. firerogergoodell says: Jul 1, 2014 10:59 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.

  27. cover200 says: Jul 1, 2014 11:00 PM

    And it begins….devistated.

  28. hess97 says: Jul 1, 2014 11:02 PM

    The true rookie of the year. Sadly, same fate as last year’s true DPOY, Navarro Bowman.

  29. justsomerandomguy24 says: Jul 1, 2014 11:02 PM

    Big loss. The Bills just can’t seem to ever catch a break.

  30. cguy7 says: Jul 1, 2014 11:03 PM

    As a Browns fan I can honestly say that he is one hell of a football player who is fun to watch play the game. Lake Erie is a jinx.

  31. pooflingingmonkey says: Jul 1, 2014 11:14 PM

    He’ll be ok. Canada has great hospitals.

  32. gnrfan8804 says: Jul 1, 2014 11:15 PM

    Damn it…

  33. t8ertot says: Jul 1, 2014 11:16 PM

    Just crown the pats division winner like every other year

  34. nativeraider says: Jul 1, 2014 11:18 PM

    Damn that sucks. I enjoy watching the Bills. Get well from a Raider fan.

  35. joemac1114 says: Jul 1, 2014 11:20 PM

    This guy is a stud and he will be missed. That said, this happens to every team in the NFL and quality back ups make all the difference. We will see if Buffalo has any or finds one still out there.

  36. buffaloproud says: Jul 1, 2014 11:21 PM

    Sighhhhhhhh..say what’s Shawne Merriman up to?!

  37. dickshotdogs says: Jul 1, 2014 11:28 PM

    Patriots, 15-1

  38. nickinneohio says: Jul 1, 2014 11:30 PM

    Damn. Every year it seems every team loses someone significant. I was really looking forward to watching this guy play this year and Im not a Bills fan. Get well quick Kiko!

  39. bornahawker says: Jul 1, 2014 11:32 PM


  40. fazzle1 says: Jul 1, 2014 11:36 PM

    RIP Buffalo Bills 2014 season

    7/1/2014 – 7/1/2014

  41. nflcrimerankingscom says: Jul 1, 2014 11:50 PM

    Thanks for the 2015 #1 overall pick Buffalo!

    Yours, Cleveland

  42. steelpenbucs87 says: Jul 1, 2014 11:53 PM

    Small set back for a tremendous young player. Tough luck for the Bills and their fans, but here’s hoping he comes back stronger than ever.

  43. eagleseagleseagles says: Jul 2, 2014 12:04 AM

    WOW…first Sean Lee and now him! This is just crazy. The NFL and the teams need to be looking into how to avoid this in the future because it seems to me like the rate of ACL tears has increased significantly in the past few years. Losing someone like Alonso and Lee can cost teams an entire year because they are a vital part of the defense. As an Eagles fan, I know it hurt us last year when Maclin went down so I know exactly how the fans of these teams are feeling right about now.

  44. unfortunatelyabillsfan says: Jul 2, 2014 12:04 AM

    It really is so hard to be a die hard fan of this team. Year round misery. Go bills

  45. thisguy124 says: Jul 2, 2014 12:11 AM

    This is just horirble! As a Panthers fan, I was really looking forward to watching this guy play this year. He is an absolute beast (reminds me of Kuechly) and this is just devastating news.

  46. arc44 says: Jul 2, 2014 12:17 AM

    That’s a shame. He is a hell of a young player. Thankfully, he should be a legit 100% by next season.

  47. ishallcomment says: Jul 2, 2014 12:22 AM


  48. sickoe47 says: Jul 2, 2014 12:24 AM

    Not a bills fan, but that totally sucks!!!

  49. bigbaldpapahawk says: Jul 2, 2014 12:28 AM

    That sucks. That kid was on the rise. God speed to his recovery.

    Go Hawks.

  50. 106reasons says: Jul 2, 2014 12:37 AM

    This is horrible news for football fans. Really enjoyed watching him play last year.

  51. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Jul 2, 2014 12:42 AM

    No good. Best of luck from steeler nation

  52. lifetimeskinsfan739 says: Jul 2, 2014 12:52 AM

    Not a bill’s fan but this is such a shame to see. I was pretty excited to see what he could do freed up on the outside.

  53. steviepinhead says: Jul 2, 2014 12:54 AM

    Too bad. A darn shame. Best of luck to Kiki!

  54. pantherfan40 says: Jul 2, 2014 1:03 AM


  55. theflyingelvis says: Jul 2, 2014 1:09 AM

    This is gonna hurt for the Bills…BAD. It’s about the same situation as last year when the Pats lost Mayo. Neither Alonso or Mayo are flashy physical freaks, but they’re both solid, super dependable LBs. Wishing him a speedy recovery and return to full health and ability.

  56. 12hawksfan1976 says: Jul 2, 2014 1:13 AM

    This sucks. Hate to see these knee injuries.

  57. Heretopissuoff says: Jul 2, 2014 1:13 AM

    Wow the droy (robbed) gone for the year. The Vikings being in the nfl must of caused it
    Mack>Alonso Barr and clowney

  58. Nic says: Jul 2, 2014 1:15 AM

    Damn. Sorry for all Bills fans…

  59. Umbra Aeternus says: Jul 2, 2014 1:17 AM


  60. buffalo12thman says: Jul 2, 2014 1:19 AM

    We just can’t ever have nice things, can we….

    The day is going to come where they bulldoze Ralph Wilson Stadium, and find out they built it on an Indian burial site. That’s the only explanation for any of the last 15 years worth of BS we’ve endured.

  61. seatownballers says: Jul 2, 2014 1:21 AM

    Ej better be ready to throw to Watkins a hundred times a game, as they will likely be playing from behind. Why was Stevie Johnson traded again?

  62. vicnocal says: Jul 2, 2014 1:21 AM

    Brutal. Bills just can’t catch a break 😦

  63. keramidas21 says: Jul 2, 2014 1:30 AM

    As a Packers fan, I understand how frustrating season ending injuries are, especially when they occur before the season actually starts…. I’m so sorry Bills fans.

  64. drohanimal says: Jul 2, 2014 2:01 AM

    Ouch. That is really unfortunate. Huge blow for the Bills.

  65. dynastyfootballforme says: Jul 2, 2014 2:03 AM

    What a disappointing injury for Kiko and his fans. He was poised for a big year

  66. kylexitron says: Jul 2, 2014 2:20 AM

    that’s too bad. I know basically nothing about the bills but i saw highlights of this guy and what an exciting defensive player to watch. Going to be a bummer to not get to see what he could have done with a year of experience.

  67. tombstone7 says: Jul 2, 2014 2:34 AM

    Dammit to hell!

  68. dino2997 says: Jul 2, 2014 2:47 AM

    Stud LB. The Bills didn’t need this bad news

  69. 49ersers says: Jul 2, 2014 3:48 AM

    Poor kiko. Best wishes from niners fans. We know that feeling.

  70. belicheathater says: Jul 2, 2014 4:53 AM

    It’s Belicheat’s fault.

  71. afterthesecrowdedstreets says: Jul 2, 2014 5:20 AM

    Sad to read this; such a talented young linebacker.

    Also, the name should stay “Washington Redskins”.

  72. brownoholic says: Jul 2, 2014 5:26 AM

    NEVER want to see a player or team suffer such a major setback. Horrible news.

    Godspeed, Mr. Alonso.

  73. says: Jul 2, 2014 5:29 AM

    Not a Bills fan, but I absolutely cringe when I read something like this, particularly when it happens during a non-contact workout. It’s particularly brutal when its a young, promising player like this.

    Rooting for this kid to make a full and speedy recovery and get back on the field soon.

  74. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jul 2, 2014 6:08 AM

    That sucks

  75. ruffbufffire says: Jul 2, 2014 6:11 AM


  76. themagicfanguy says: Jul 2, 2014 6:23 AM

    Horrible luck, feel sorry for him.

  77. partmachine says: Jul 2, 2014 6:31 AM

    Sucks for this guy. He had a good head start towards a bright future.

  78. doomsdaydefensetx says: Jul 2, 2014 6:40 AM

    Cowboys lose Sean Lee, Bills lose Kiko Alonso. Sad offseason for 2 defensive beasts. Get well soon y’all!

  79. bal204 says: Jul 2, 2014 7:07 AM

    I don’t even know what to say…..

  80. ecarlso8 says: Jul 2, 2014 7:08 AM

    never get a break….

  81. kehav1 says: Jul 2, 2014 7:12 AM

    Bad news. A budding star. Get well soon Kiko

  82. hugeredskinsfan says: Jul 2, 2014 7:37 AM

    Is it just me, or have there been more significant injuries during workouts this offseason than ever before?

  83. chieftaindawg says: Jul 2, 2014 7:41 AM

    It sucks when injuries happen like this before the season. That LB Corps was looking pretty good til then…

  84. freshnsoclean says: Jul 2, 2014 7:55 AM

    uh oh Buffalo..

  85. clssylssy says: Jul 2, 2014 7:57 AM

    Really unfortunate for Alonso and the Bills. However, since the new CBA was signed it seems more players have suffered a greater number of “significant” injuries during the season as well as off season when they were working out independently or cross training . Perhaps it is time the NFLPA went back and carefully reanalyzed the CBA that they were in such a rush to sign and has benefitted the Owners while ignoring the welfare of it’s players. When players are restricted to prescribed drills in OTAs and minicamps, then a minimal of “padded practices” in training camp, we are going to continue to see these serious injuries both during the season as well as in the offseason when players are hurt trying to stay in shape.

  86. axespray says: Jul 2, 2014 8:04 AM

    That sucks.
    Dude is an awesome player.

  87. h1ndrix says: Jul 2, 2014 8:08 AM

    As a fan of the league, I hate seeing a good young player like that shelved for the season already.

  88. kipersdaddy says: Jul 2, 2014 8:11 AM

    that’s great news for Cleveland!!! maybe Sammy can play a little linebacker since he’s sooo great

  89. burgandy2260 says: Jul 2, 2014 8:15 AM

    This is a significant loss for the Bills! This guy should’ve been DROY and ALL PRO last year but he was snubbed! I was hoping my beloved BEARS would’ve grabbed him as Urlacher’s replacement but they didn’t. This guys a worker and it’s just unfortunate that this has happened. Hopefully he’ll come back stronger and pick up where he left off!

  90. samoanjungle says: Jul 2, 2014 8:30 AM

    Not a Bills fan but what a shame. Good young LB. Hopefully he has a full recovery.

  91. petecarrolmorelikecheatpayroll says: Jul 2, 2014 8:36 AM

    “Hey everbody…’s Kiko Alonzo!”


  92. John Roc 65 says: Jul 2, 2014 8:58 AM

    well…..that ain’t good

  93. patsarethegoat says: Jul 2, 2014 9:06 AM

    bad news, as a Pats fan I hate seeing one of the best players on a team go down in the division.

    Hopefully he can recover without too much of a side effect on his future playing due to his youth.

    Spikes will fill his role well

  94. realnflmaster says: Jul 2, 2014 9:23 AM

    Haha. Good!

  95. obsession55 says: Jul 2, 2014 9:48 AM

    He’ll never be the same. Sorry Bills fans. Another tough break, imagine that!

  96. Patskrieg dot com says: Jul 2, 2014 9:56 AM

    Good young linebacker. Tough break for the Bills. The bright side is that they’ll have to feature Spikes more.

  97. hess97 says: Jul 2, 2014 10:43 AM

    Statistically, as a rookie had a better year than overhyped LB, Luke Keuchley, in his DPOY year.

  98. jtylert says: Jul 2, 2014 11:47 AM

    Owner dies
    Greatest player in franchise history gets cancer
    Threats of relocation
    Best current player blows out his knee

    ooof. sorry bills fans.

  99. 504in860 says: Jul 2, 2014 11:52 AM

    I feel bad for Kiko, but I do seem to remember lots of Bills fans on this site rejoicing when Jairus Byrd had to have surgery though…

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