Eagles DT Brodrick Bunkley will likely miss the rest of the season after tearing a ligament in his elbow, the team reported on its Web site.
Bunkley left in the first quarter of Philly's Week Five win vs. the 49ers and did not return to the game. On his Monday radio show, head coach Andy Reid said that Bunkley will have elbow surgery soon, which could sideline him for the rest of the year.
"He's going to have to have surgery on that elbow," Reid said on Sportsradio 610 WIP. "That's not a good thing. He had ligament damage in there. The nerve to where your funny bone is, that nerve shifted and so they have to go in and straighten it out. It's not a career-ending thing, but it's going to take time to get him back."
Backups Trevor Laws and Antonio Dixon will see more playing time due to the injury.
The way we see it
Bunkley had only nine tackles on the season, but his main job was to clog space and keep blockers off the Eagles' linebackers. His 6-2, 306-pound frame will surely be missed, as he sits out with injury for the first time in his five-year career.