Eagles defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley needs surgery on his left elbow and could be out for the year, coach Andy Reid said tonight 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 Sunday night and notched his first sack of the season.