Kiko Alonso to miss NFL season following ACL tear

Kiko Alonso #50 of the Buffalo Bills readies to enter the field against the Carolina Panthers at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 15, 2013
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Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley confirms that linebacker Kiko Alonso has suffered "a significant injury" which will likely rule him out of their entire league campaign.

Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso is expected to miss entire 2014 NFL season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during a workout.

The Bills were made aware of Alonso's injury on Tuesday, though the franchise did not disclose information about how or when it was sustained, despite a statement being released.

Alonso is now expected to be out of action for seven to nine months, effectively ruling him out of the upcoming campaign.

The brief statement from Bills general manager Doug Whaley read: "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 a significant injury."

Alonso played every defensive snap of his debut year last season, ending with the third most tackles in the league while also finishing second in The AP's NFL defensive rookie of the year voting.

The 23-year-old had already undergone hip surgery this off-season to repair a torn labrum, but was expected to be fit to begin practice with the rest of the Bills roster on July 18.

Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone watches his team during the game against Minnesota Vikings on August 16, 2013
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