Oct 122010
Eagles DT Brodrick Bunkley

Eagles DT Brodrick Bunkley

October 12 Philadelphia Daily News:

“A frustrating season for Brodrick Bunkley got much worse Sunday night, when Bunkley suffered ligament damage in his left elbow on the second play from scrimmage of the Eagles‘ 27-24 victory at San Francisco.

Bunkley is probably done for the season, Eagles coach Andy Reid said last night on his radio show.

“He’s going to have to have surgery on that elbow,” Reid said. “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.”

Bunkley’s snaps have been down this year, with Trevor Laws finally playing effectively and last year’s undrafted free agent find, Antonio Dixon, settling into a stronger role in the defensive tackle rotation. Dixon stepped in for Bunkley on Sunday night and notched his first sack of the season.

Reid also did not sound terribly optimistic about a quick return to health for left tackle Jason Peters, who left Sunday’s game with a left knee injury. That could be a tougher situation for the team, given King Dunlap’s shaky play in relief of Peters against the 49ers.

Reid said the team will know more about Peters’ prognosis in the next few days.”

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