Philadelphia Eagles News: Kiko Alonso Done For Season? Mychal Kendricks Injured, Defense Struggles For Chip Kelly With Byron Maxwell

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Sep 22, 2015 04:04 PM EDT
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Kiko Alonso #50 of the Philadelphia Eagles
Kiko Alonso #50 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with teammates after an interception during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on September 14, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia."

The player who the Eagles traded LeSean McCoy for has a partially torn ACL following Sunday's contest with the Dallas Cowboys.

Kiko Alonso was just one of many injured in what turned out to be a brutal rivalry game. Alonso is seeking a second opinion on the injury however it really will not matter because he most likely will need surgery to repair the tear.

This would not be the first time Alonso has dealt with this type of injury, Alonso missed the 2014 season thanks to a torn ACL in the same knee he injured on Sunday. Early reports suggested that it was just a Grade II ACL sprain however a partial tear is not nearly as bad as it could have been. Alonso will surely miss a couple of weeks and quite possibly could only return towards the end of the season. Regardless of the injury it is bad news for a team that did not need anymore.

The Cowboys absolutely dominated the Eagles on Sunday controlling the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. The embarrassing day was capped off by the fact that all of the Eagles rushers barely had any yards. DeMarco Murray finished with 2 rushing yards, Sproles had -4 rushing yards, and Ryan Mathews finished with 0 yards rushing.

Those are bad offensive numbers so when you compound that to the loss of Alonso, a pulled hamstring for Mychal Kendricks which means he too could miss time, along with the broken hand of defensive end Cedric Thornton this was a very costly game for the Eagles. 

 

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