NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that, following a second opinion, the ACL in Alonso's left knee was deemed intact. He is likely to return to the Eagles' lineup after a month of rehab, according to a source informed of the situation.
The Eagles linebacker traveled to Florida to meet with famed orthopedist James Andrews, who provided clarity on the severity of the injury Alonso suffered in Philadelphia's Week 2 loss to the Cowboys. Andrews suggested that Alonso undergo arthroscopic knee surgery to see what was in there and make his diagnosis, Rapoport added.
The Eagles initially feared that Alonso had suffered a season-ending injury. It is the same left ACL that was surgically repaired following a complete tear in the summer of 2014. Alonso also tore his right ACL in college and underwent hip surgery earlier in 2014.