EAGLES LINEBACKER NIGEL BRADHAM: AH, WHAT’S A BROKEN THUMB!

By Harry Allison

The Eagles tough guy Nigel Bradham just played through the pain of a broken thumb last Sunday against the Giants.

And he didn’t miss a play!

The PhillyVoice.com is reporting that Bradham had surgery Monday to repair the damage, and is expected to play Monday night against the Redskins at the Linc.

“I think our medical people expect Nigel to play,” linebackers coach Ken Flajole said. “It’s probably comparable to what Kamu Grugier-Hill did to his thumb a few weeks back. Get

Bradham acknowledged it made his life more difficult.

“It’s tough just trying to get off blocks, being able to tackle,” Bradham said. “You’re pretty much using your hands on every play.”

Bradham, like the Eagles, hasn’t played as well as last year, but keeping him on the field remains important for a team still in the playoff hunt because they’re in the NFC East.

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