Eagles’ DE Brandon Graham Out With ACL Tear
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles’ head coach Andy Reid had both a victory over the Dallas Cowboys and some player injuries to talk about on Monday, during his weekly day-after-the-game press conference.
Reid said that middle linebacker Stewart Bradley suffered a dislocated elbow in the win over Dallas, and he will miss at least a couple of weeks — and possibly more. Reid isn’t closing the door on him returning at some point.
“We won’t do anything as far as injured reserve; he won’t need surgery as it sits right now,” Reid told reporters.
Reid says the injury to defensive end Brandon Graham, however, is worse:
“He does have an ACL tear. So he will have surgery on that. That is all in the process now; I have no information on when or who is doing it the surgery. But he will need surgery to repair that.”
Graham, the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft, tore his anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday night’s 30-27 win at Dallas. And Reid says Graham will miss the rest of the season.
Reid also said he has yet to make a decision on who will start at middle linebacker next week against the Giants.
Philadelphia sent its first-round pick (24th overall) and a pair of third-round selections to Denver to move up and select Graham. He had three sacks.
Reported by Tom Malony, KYW Newsradio 1060.