The Philadelphia Eagles knew they were taking a risk when the traded LeSean McCoy for former Defensive Rookie of the Year, Kiko Alonso.
But, just two games into the 2015 NFL season, it appears that risk may have backfired already.
That's after Fox Sports reported today that Alonso's 2015 campaign is "in jeopardy" after initial tests on a fresh ACL injury.
Alonso picked up the injury during the Eagles' disappointing loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night and Mike Garofolo, citing sources from within the Philadelphia franchise, was the first to reveal the severity of the linebacker's latest setback:
Alonso, of course, missed the entirety of the 2014 season rehabbing an ACL injury, and reports have confirmed that the current issue - described by Philly.com as a partial tear - is with the same left knee that has kept him out for so long already.
Garofolo, whilst noting the LB could be heading for the injured reserve list, did confirm that there were further tests to be done before Alonso's 2015 feat is decided:
Earlier reports, specifically from Philly.com, had suggested the 25-year-old was facing only a couple of weeks on the sidelines.
Should Alonso be ruled out for the remainder of the year, it would only compound a terrible start to the 2015 season for the Philadelphia Eagles.
0-2 after an offseason full of upheaval, the NFC East franchise need a quick fix. Losing one of their standout performers so far would have the exact opposite effect.
Eagles fans: Was Chip Kelly right to trade away McCoy for Alonso? Have your say in the comments below...