Kiko Alonso's season is NOT over, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. The Philadelphia Eagles linebacker will play again in 2015. More details:
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
#Eagles LB Kiko Alonso is down in FL with Dr James Andrews, who provided the final word & cleared up the picture. Not as bad as once thought— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 30, 2015
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
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly confirmed Alonso will not return to Philadelphia until Friday during his Wednesday morning press conference. Kelly also dropped a hint about Alonso not being a candidate for the season-ending injured reserve list, so his comments line up with this report from Rapoport.
So if Alonso misses exactly one month, he might be able to return following Philadelphia's bye in Week 8. The Eagles have four games from now until Oct. 25 but then don't play again until Nov. 8. The Eagles play the Cowboys in Dallas following the bye, so perhaps it's possible Alonso returns then.
In the meantime, the Eagles should manage to get by at inside linebacker. Third round rookie Jordan Hicks looks very promising and Mychal Kendricks is recovering from a hamstring injury. Veteran DeMeco Ryans is also still around.