Earlier today we found out that multiple members of the Buffalo Bills underwent offseason surgery, a sentiment that most teams release as the team prepares to embark on their OTA’s.
The vast majority of operations are usually of the ‘clean up’ variety just to prepare said player for the upcoming season, but it seems as if the surgery performed on linebacker Kiko Alonso was more than just a tiny procedure.
According to Adam Caplan, Alonso underwent surgery for a torn labrum which brings with it a 4-6 month recovery period.
What we don’t know about the operation is when it was done. Did Alonso have the surgery soon after the Bills season came to an end? Or was this something that recently happened?
Obviously if the surgery took place a few months ago there’s not much to be concerned with as Alonso could be ready for training camp and isn’t likely to miss any regular season games. However, if the operation is mildly recent, it’s possible Alonso could miss a few weeks of the season and would be without the benefit of training camp to get himself in game shape.
Alonso hasn’t partaken in OTA’s and is not expected to nor is he believed to be participating in the Bills upcoming minicamp.
If the Bills don’t release any more information about Alonso before their late-July training camp, we’ll likely find out how ready for the season the linebacker will be given his participation at camp.
Alonso is coming off an 87 tackle season.
Steve Caric reports Alonso underwent surgery in late January and will be ready for camp, thankfully.