The Eagles got some good news on the defensive side of things today. Linebacker Kiko Alonso, acquired in the offseason for running back LeSean McCoy, visited with Dr. James Andrews and had arthroscopic surgery performed on his ailing knee. He could return to the field in the next few weeks.
Eagles ILB Kiko Alonso had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this week and could play as early as in a few weeks, per @caplannfl.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 30, 2015
Source: Following a 2nd opinion, #Eagles LB Kiko Alonso's ACL was deemed intact. He'll play again this season, likely after a month of rehab— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2015
During training camp, Alonso experienced tendinitis in the knee and he exited the Eagles week two matchup against Dallas with what was determined a knee sprain later in the week. He has seven combined tackles and a one-handed interception so far this season.
Meanwhile, in place of Alonso this week against the Jets, rookie Jordan Hicks stepped up and had a huge game. He recorded 10 tackles -- nine solo -- recovered a fumble and grabbed an interception.
Brandon Apter is a contributor for Eagledelphia.com