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Buffalo Bills Linebacker Kiko Alonso Suffers Knee Injury, Could Miss 2014 Season

July 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Anthony Custode Jr

With all of the optimism coming out of the offseason for the Buffalo Bills, fans have been dreading the first piece of negative news.

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That news was released by the team Tuesday night.

Buffalo's standout linebacker, Kiko Alonso, has appeared to have injured his knee, and it could be serious.

"We have learned (Tuesday) that Kiko Alonso injured his knee while working out in Oregon. We do not have the details at this point, but early indications are that it may be significant," Bills general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement released by the team's website.

Rumors have been swirling that Alonso's injury is a torn ACL, which would mean his sophomore season would be over before it even started. Still, the Bills will conduct the necessary tests to confirm how serious of an injury it is.

Alonso flourished for Buffalo in his rookie campaign last season and was expected to be an even more impactful force for the Bills with the addition of Brandon Spikes. Alonso was expected to move to the outside linebacker role, where his quickness would be utilized more effectively. He was second in voting for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year and was third in the NFL with 159 tackles.

 

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