Alonso Undergoes Surgery and Should Return for Play This Season

It looks like Kiko Alonso will be heading back on the field this season…

The 25-year-old Cuban/Colombian American linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee earlier this week and will be able to play again this season, according to an NFL source.

Kiko Alonso

Alonso, who injured the knee in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys, could return to the Eagles as early as a few weeks from now, the source told ESPN.

It was originally thought that Alonso had suffered a significant ACL tear, but further testing showed that was not the case.

The main reason he’s expected to play again this season is that there is good stability in his left ACL, the source said.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday that Alonso was rehabbing the knee and that the team would see him Friday.

Kelly has been asked a few times about the injury since Week 2, but only would say that Alonso had a sprain.

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