Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso suffers torn ACL

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Spor

UPDATE

It looks like the Bills' worst fears have been realized:

Prayers go out to Alonso for a speed y recovery. He's done for this season if it is in fact a tear.

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It's one thing to have a significant injury playing football. you don't often hear of players suffering injuries while working out on their own, but that may be the case with Kiko Alonso.

The Buffalo Bills standout linebacker suffered a knee injury while working out in Oregon. Bills GM Doug Whaley has confirmed this while also adding it could be 'significant.'

"We have learned tonight 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."

Alonso was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (46th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. He had a memorable rookie season, including being named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for the month of September.

He finished his rookie season with 159 tackles, four interceptions, one forced fumble and a pair of sacks. for his effort, Alonso was named PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year. After playing middle linebacker as a rookie, Alonso was expected to move to the weakside in 2014.

Hopefully, this injury turns out to be minor and he doesn't have to miss any time, though as we've learned this offseason, he might not be so lucky.

In the span of a fee weeks, the Dallas Cowboys lost Sean Lee to a season-ending ACL tear, followed by the Atlanta Falcons losing Sean Weatherspoon to a season-ending Achilles tear.

It's been a bad offseason for big-name linebackers, and it may have just gotten worse.

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