It is unfair to call Kiko Alonso an injury prone player after only two seasons in the league.
While he missed the entire 2014 season because of an ACL, his 2013 that provided him so much notoriety saw Alonso play a full 16-game schedule.
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It’s absolutely realistic to question whether Alonso will come fully back from the knee injury that snake-bit him last August.
He’s a tremendous middle linebacker. His run stuffing game is solid, his instincts are elite, and his pass covering abilities are out of this world. This is why the ACL is such a concern, because he relies so much on quickness and agility.
Alonso could be compared to Darrelle Revis in a way.
Of course they play two drastically different positions, but both are elite level pass defenders for their respective positions.
The bigger and better question might be how long it’ll take him to finally get back to his 2013 form. If all goes according to plan Alonso and Mychal Kendricks will roam the middle of that Eagles defense for many years to come.
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