Head coach Andy Reid said on his weekly radio show on Sportsradio 610 WIP that defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley is likely done for the season after suffering an elbow injury in yesterday's victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
"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."
While the potential loss of Bunkley is no doubt significant, the Eagles have two backup defensive tackles who have been playing significant time this season in Antonio Dixon and Trevor Laws.
In further injury news, Reid said the team will have more information on left tackle Jason Peters (knee) in the next couple of days.
"He's got possibly some cartilage damage in there," Reid said. "He can't support his weight on it, so it collapses on him."
King Dunlap stepped in at left tackle in Peters' absence.
Reid said that Michael Vick, the team's starting quarterback, is making progress in his recovery from a rib cartillage injury. With Vick out, Kevin Kolb acclimated himself well against the 49ers and impressed Reid.
"He managed the game," Reid said. "The defense, as opposed to the week before when we saw predominately cover 2, this crew here mixed different coverages in, different blitzes in. (Kolb) kind of took what the defense was giving him and let the offense work for him. I think he did a great job on that."
Reid added that he expects to have both cornerback Asante Samuel and wide receiver Riley Cooper back this week after they both missed a game with a concussion.
-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 6:03 p.m., October 11