Eagles middle linebacker Omar Gaither will have Lisfranc surgery on his injured foot this week, Eagles coach Andy Reid said. The surgery will almost certainly end Gaither's season, although the team has not officially placed him on injured reserve. Gaither went down late in the fourth quarter against the Raiders.
Reid said he was not sure what he would do to fill Gaither's roster spot, once Gaither is officially done. A wide receiver could be a possibility, because Kevin Curtis is getting a second opinion on his sore knee. Curtis has missed the last three games.
The Eagles traded for linebacker Will Witherspoon from the Rams earlier this week, and he becomes the instant starter in the middle, with Jeremiah Trotter playing behind him. The Birds had to send rookie wideout Brandon Gibson to St. Louis, along with a fifth-round draft pick. Given Curtis's situation, the Eagles obviously would have preferred to keep Gibson around.