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Eagles LB Kiko Alonso back from 'lingering' concussion

Linebacker Kiko Alonso hopes to makes his Eagles' debut on Saturday night at Green Bay. Bill Streicher/Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Linebacker Kiko Alonso is hoping to make his debut in an Philadelphia Eagles uniform when the team plays at the Green Bay Packers Saturday (8 p.m. ET).

"My goal is to play," Alonso said after taking part in the Eagles' Monday practice session.

Alonso, 25, was concussed during an Aug. 9 practice at Lincoln Financial Field. He was defending a sweep play when he collided with 6-foot-6, 320-pound offensive lineman Malcolm Bunche.

It was Alonso's first concussion, he said. He was surprised when it took so long to recover.

"That's why I was out so long," Alonso said. "It was a little scary, just in the sense that it was kind of lingering."

Alonso missed two weeks of practice and did limited work upon his return. He has been held out of both of the Eagles' preseason games so far.

"It's like any other injury," Alonso said. "I had to miss some time, which was unfortunate. But I feel great now."

All three of the Eagles' top inside linebackers practiced Monday after missing Saturday night's game. Alonso, DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks appear on track to play in Green Bay.

"They're full go," coach Chip Kelly said. "We're hoping to get them back on the field, barring any setbacks."

Rookie Jordan Hicks, Emmanuel Acho and Najee Goode filled in at inside linebacker in Saturday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.