Inside The Bills

What factored into Kiko sitting out

Posted by Chris Brown on August 14, 2013 – 11:22 pm

As coach Marrone explained to a few media members, Kiko Alonso is cleared to practice and play Friday night, but his “player load” which is a combination measurement of his distance traveled in practice, amount of high intensity running, top speed, change of direction and a host of other variables, was at a level putting him at risk for injury.

Marrone said Alonso did have a minor shoulder injury, but that the doctors cleared him.

The Bills are measuring player load in practice with GPS tracking devices, which sit inside the undershirts of players and measure all that data. We did a detailed video report on the analytic technology, courtesy of their analytic partner Catapult, in Bills Focus right before training camp began.

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