Report: Kiko Alonso has an ACL Sprain, Will Miss a Few Weeks
Reports of Kiko Alonso’s demise have been greatly exaggerated (or so it seems): When Kiko Alonso left the game and was immediately ruled out with a left knee injury, many expected the worst: A re-tear of his repaired ACL. Well, rejoice fellow man (maybe), Kiko has not (fully) torn his ACL. Pop the champagne. Buy some goddamn balloons.
According to Les Bowen, “Kiko Alonso has a Grade II sprain – a partial tear – of his repaired left ACL,” which should keep him out of action for “a few weeks” but not end his season.
In addition, Mychal Kendricks has a “mild” hamstring strain, and Cedric Thornton has a broken bone in his right hand – as was reported by Laura Goldamn last night in a now deleted tweet. So the Eagles’ linebacking corps (and Cedric Thornton) are only partially injured, not super injured, and that’s what passes for good news now.
UPDATE: For those without medical degrees, Eliot Shorr-Parks reports some say Kiko’s injury is between a grade 2 and grade 3 sprain. Here’s how those are defined:
“Grade 2 Sprain:. A Grade 2 Sprain stretches the ligament to the point where it becomes loose. This is often referred to as a partial tear of the ligament.
Grade 3 Sprains: This type of sprain is most commonly referred to as a complete tear of the ligament. The ligament has been split into two pieces, and the knee joint is unstable.”
In the meantime, to regain some of the linebacker depth they just lost, the Eagles have signed the previously-cut Najee Goode.