The Bills moved linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Non-Football Injury list this week while Alonso was getting ready to have his knee operated on by Dr. James Andrews.
Alonso’s agent Steve Caric announced that Alonso had surgery to repair the ACL he tore while working out early this month on Thursday. Patients usually have to wait a while to have the operation because any swelling needs to subside before doctors can get inside.
As you’d expect, Caric called the surgery successful but it will be many months before that label can be placed on Alonso’s recovery. He’ll need to avoid any infection or other post-surgical issues in the knee, rebuild his strength and then pass various tests on the football field, to name a few.
With this season lost, Alonso will have plenty of time to do so. In the meantime, the Bills will turn to Preston Brown, Nigel Bradham or someone else to fill the big hole Alonso left in the team’s defense.