By Peter Gleason

As Shady McCoy can’t get on the field in Buffalo due to a tender hammy, the man whom the Eagles got in trade return, LB Kiko Alonso, can’t in Philly due to his own injury.

When Alonso hurt his left knee in Week Two, there was some fear that he re-injured the ACL he tore before the start of the 2014 season.

That injury kept him out for the entire year, so another similar injury would have been a terrible turn of events for Alonso. He went to see Dr. James Andrews for an evaluation, which Alonso says confirmed his initial feeling that there was no injury to the ACL after he had his knee scoped.

“I knew it wasn’t that bad, because obviously I’ve had it twice,” Alonso told the Inky. “It didn’t feel like that. I knew I didn’t have it. They went in there and cleaned it out. …Like when you take a car for a clean.”

While Alonso avoided another season-ending injury, he’s not sure when he’ll be able to return to the team. He isn’t practicing and says there’s no timetable for when he’ll be able to get back on the field with hopes it will be sooner rather than later. Until then, the Eagles will rely on DeMeco Ryans, Jordan Hicks and Mychal Kendricks at inside linebacker, although Kendricks is currently sidelined by a hamstring injury.

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