Buffalo Bills: Kiko Alonso out for the year

Some of the excitement entering the 2014 season for the Buffalo Bills has been dampened today due to reports stating that hard-hitting linebacker Kiko Alonso tore his ACL during a workout in Oregon on Tuesday.

Kiko Alonso

Kiko Alonso will have to wait until 2015 to lead Buffalo’s defense


The injury to the second-year rising star from Oregon opens up a glaring hole at his position and you have to fear for his health going forward. Kiko Alonso will miss the entire 2014 season Alonso was already recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum and now must wait until 2015 to get back on the field.

In signing Mike Williams and Bryce Brown and drafting Sammy Watkins, the Bills offense looks to be exciting next season, but the defense could be in trouble without its leader.

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If you’re Buffalo, you are hoping that backup Nigel Bradham (29 tackles in 2013) or rookie Randell Johnson can step up and make plays in Alonso’s absence, otherwise it could be another long year in Orchard Park.