Bunkley tears elbow ligament, out for the year?

Written by Chris Kolb

Topics: Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles continued their parade of wounded players into the medical facility earlier today and the outlook on at least one of their starters doesn’t look promising.

According to Geoff Mosher of DelawareOnline.com, Philadelphia defensive tackle Broderick Bunkley tore a ligament in his elbow during the Eagles victory against the 49ers last night, and is expected to have surgery to repair the damage in the near future.

Bunkley is the most effective run stopper Philadelphia has up front as of right now, and any extended absence by him will undoubtedly leave the Eagles linebackers exposed to being blocked out of plays by opposing interior linemen.

The possibility that he’ll be lost for the remainder of the season is most definitely still in play, and while Bunkley doesn’t do much to wow people on the stat sheet, his contributions to the Eagles defense are such that he’ll be sorely missed.

That said, no decision has yet been made as to the exact timeline for his recovery, and while the team is still hopeful of a better prognosis, there’s little doubt that Bunkley will be out for a few weeks at the very least, depending on the severity of the tear.

As always, we’ll keep you posted.

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