Eagles G Mayberry to undergo season-ending elbow surgery

Updated: October 23, 2003, 5:05 PM ET

PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl guard Jermane Mayberry will undergo season-ending reconstructive surgery on his left elbow, the team announced on Thursday.

Mayberry had started 84 regular season games and seven playoff contests since being selected in the first round by the Eagles in 1996. He made the Pro Bowl as a starter at right guard for the first time last season.

"You hate to lose good players," said Eagles coach Andy Reid. "Jermane has worked very hard to become the player he is today. I feel bad for him, but I know he'll work hard to get himself ready for next season."

Mayberry, 30, began his career at tackle, starting 21 games at the position, before switching inside to guard in 2000.

Bobbie Williams, 27, will replace Mayberry at right guard. A second-round pick in 2000, Williams has started just one game in his career.

"We're confident Bobbie Williams will step in and do a good job at that right guard position," Reid said.

The Eagles (3-3) host the New York Jets on Sunday.

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