(NEW YORK) — The Buffalo Bills suffered a hit to their defense on Tuesday. Top linebacker Kiko Alonso is expected to miss the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL injury.
“We feel badly for Kiko because he has worked very hard this offseason in preparation for the upcoming season, but we look forward to his return with his style of play that made him one of the league’s outstanding rookies in 2013,” Bills general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement on Wednesday.
Alonso was recovering from hip surgery this offseason.
Alonso won the Defensive Rookie of the Year last season and finished third in combined tackles.
The Bills begin training camp on July 18.
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