Brodrick Bunkley Needs Surgery, Likely Done For The Year

It seems like every week we've got a new season ending or major injury to report and sadly this week is no different. Andy Reid announced today that an MRI revealed that Brodrick Bunkley had ligament damage in his elbow and will require surgery. 

"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."

Another starter, another solid contributor gone. It's going to be a tough injury to overcome either way, but it would be a lot worse if Trevor Laws hadn't made the progress he did this year... which leads me to the other injury.

Reid also said that there's a chance there's cartilage damage in Jason Peters' knee, but that they wouldn't know the extent until later in the week. That's doubly bad news because unlike DT, the team really has no one that has demonstrated themselves as capable backups at LT. In previous years if the Eagles had an injury at that position they'd slide LG Todd Herremans. Last night, obviously King Dunlap filled in and struggled. He's clearly not a long term fix or even a guy that can be counted on to make spot starts.

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