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Kiko Alonso had second surgery on thumb

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NFL: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso suffered a broken thumb during the team’s 2016 season, an injury which required surgery and forced the middle linebacker to miss a game. Alonso played the remainder of the season with a club over his hand, protecting the thumb while keeping Alsono available for game days.

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Caplan, Alonso underwent a second surgery on the right thumb just after the team’s Wildcard playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Caplan added the recovery time for Alonso is expected to be about six weeks - with somewhere around three of those likely already completed.

The injury should not impact Alonso’s ability to partake in the team’s offseason training program or in his personal preparation for the 2017 regular season. Technically, Alonso is scheduled to be a restricted free agent in March, but Miami is expected to keep the former first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills.