By Sam Bush
The Eagles returned to practice today, picking up the pieces of the disaster that was the 20-10 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday at the Linc.
Linebacker Kiko Alonso was on the field but didn’t practice, and he had no limp despite suffering what sources have confirmed is a partial tear of the ACL in his left knee.
Speaking prior to practice, defensive coordinator Billy Davis said Alonso won’t be playing this weekend against the New York Jets.
“Kiko is still in the evaluation process, so we are crossing our fingers and hoping everything turns out for the best. We are unsure about him, but for this week, I don’t expect him to play.”
Mychal Kendricks (above) practiced as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury he suffered while in coverage against the Cowboys.
Although he didn’t sound optimistic, Davis said Kendricks hasn’t been ruled out for this weekend’s game.
“Mychal is day-to-day with a hamstring (injury),” Davis said. “There is an outside chance (he plays) this week. But it’ll be hard for him to get back, but he has a shot at doing it.”
Defensive lineman Cedric Thornton “has a broken bone in his hand,” Davis said. “He is going to be out a week or so.”
Thornton was out at practice with a cast on his hand. Davis said with Thornton out, the Eagles will likely turn to Taylor Hart as his replacement.