Kiko Alonso's season is over before it even began after the Buffalo Bills starting linebacker was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left knee.
General manager Doug Whaley provided the update Wednesday, a day after Alonso was hurt while working out.
Whaley said Alonso will require surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and "will likely miss the 2014 season."
Alonso was drafted in the second round out of Oregon in 2013. In his rookie season he led Buffalo with 159 tackles while barely missing a defensive snap during the 16 games.
Alonso is a Los Gatos High graduate.
The frenzy of high-priced signings and big-name trades that took place to open the league's annual summer signing period Tuesday, slowed to a trickle one day later. The New York Islanders signed forwards Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin to four-year contracts. Grabovski's deal is for $20 million, and Kulemin will make $16.75 million. Vancouver signed winger Radim Vrbata to a two-year, $10 million deal. Nashville signed center Olli Jokinen to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
The IndyCar Series fined Carlos Huertas $10,000 but didn't take away his victory for two infractions during the first race of last weekend's Grand Prix of Houston. The No. 18 car violated the fuel cell capacity and the height of its rear right wing.
Rookie Harrison Shipp's second-half goal gave Chicago (2-4-9) a 1-1 tie with Toronto FC (6-4-3). Toronto's Luke Moore was sent off in the 29th minute for elbowing.
Mixed martial arts
Jose Aldo suffered an injury and won't defend his featherweight title against Chad Mendes at UFC 176 on Aug. 2 at Staples Center, a UFC source told the Los Angeles Daily News.