Drew Brees Likely Out 6-8 Weeks With Thumb Surgery

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September 16, 2019

Illustration for article titled Report: Drew Brees To Undergo Thumb Surgery, Expected To Be Out For Six Weeks

As expected, it’s not good news for Drew Brees. The former Super Bowl MVP exited the New Orleans Saints battle in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams with an apparent injury to the thumb on his throwing hand, which was so severe that it prevented him from being able to grip the ball or, subsequently, return to the game. (READ MORE) by Patrik Walker | CBS Sports

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees will undergo surgery on his injured right hand and likely miss six weeks, according to multiple reports.

ESPN and NFL Network first reported the news Monday morning, with NFL Network adding that Brees tore a ligament in his right thumb.

Brees suffered the injury early in the Saints’ 27-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday when he was hit on the hand by Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Teddy Bridgewater took over for Brees and is expected to be the Saints’ starting quarterback moving forward. (READ MORE) by Tom Schad | USA TODAY

After Drew Brees injured his hand in the Saints’ game against the Rams on Sunday, Adam Schefter is reporting that the quarterback will need surgery on his thumb, which is expected to keep him off the field for six weeks. (READ MORE) by Billy Haisley | Dead Spin

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