Last week, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso went down with a concussion, and he is listed as week-to-week as he goes through the league's concussion protocol. According to Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis, Alonso's concussion is nothing to worry about long-term.
"Kiko's fine," Davis said. "I've been coaching linebackers my whole career. It's just part of that position, when it sneaks up on you nowadays, we have great protocol. It's not an issue. Kiko's doing great. He won't miss a beat."
This is Alonso's first reported concussion at any level of football. Alonso is competing with Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans for the Eagles' two starting inside linebacker spot in Davis' 3-4 base scheme. If Alonso misses out on the starting role in base packages, he could still end up being used in sub packages due to his strong prowess in pass coverage.