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Kiko Alonso injury: successful ACL surgery completed on July 17

Kiko Alonso has officially had his torn ACL repair, which starts the clock ticking on his 7-9 month recovery timetable.

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Steve Caric, the agent for Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso, tweeted on Friday that his client has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered late in June. The surgery took place yesterday, July 17.

Multiple reports have indicated that Alonso's recovery is expected to take seven to nine months. If that timeline holds, that will put him back to full health sometime between February and April of 2015. The Bills won't hold spring workouts until mid-May and throughout June, though their offseason conditioning program does begin in April.

Alonso, who remains on the Bills' 90-man roster on the Active/Non-Football Injury designation, tore his left ACL in a workout in Oregon a little over two weeks ago. At some point, the Bills will remove him from the active roster on a season-ending designation, and they'll attempt to replace him on the field, at weak-side linebacker, with a competition between Keith Rivers, Nigel Bradham, and rookie Preston Brown.