The Buffalo Bills seem to be a team on the rise with all of the young talent that have brought in, however they could be without one of those key contributors for quite some time as linebacker Kiko Alonso suffered a knee injury during a workout on Tuesday, an injury that could be called “significant.”
Bills announce Kiko Alonso injured his knee. “Early indications are that it may be significant.”
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) July 2, 2014
Alonso is getting ready to enter his second year in the league, and he set the bar very high for himself with a very impressive rookie campaign in 2013.
After being drafted out of Oregon, Alonso showed that he was ready to play at the highest level. He played in all 16 games last year, registering 159 tackles with two sacks and four interceptions.
Just a short time ago, Bills general manager Doug Whaley issued a brief statement confirming the injury.
“We have learned tonight that Kiko Alonso injured his knee while working out in Oregon.” Whaley said. “We do not have the details at this point, but early indications are that it may be significant.”
For a team that’s looking to make an impact in the AFC East this season, this is not the news they wanted to get with just a few weeks to go until training camp gets underway.