Earlier today, Ian Rapoport reported that Brees was likely to miss at least some time because of the injury.
Sources: #Saints believe QB Drew Brees has a shoulder injury that will likely cause him to miss games, potentially several games.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 21, 2015
But good news has now surfaced reporting that the shoulder injury is not serious and Brees could be ready to return at any time, depending on his response to treatment.
MRI confirmed Drew Brees did not suffer serious shoulder injury Sunday, per @edwerderespn. Ability to play depends on response to treatment.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2015
Of course if Brees is able to play, the question remains just how much that injury will hamper his throwing motion and how effective he'll be.
UPDATE: Brees' injury has been diagnosed as a bruised rotator cuff with no tear visible.
Brees' MRI showed a bruised rotator cuff. Not torn, per sources. Dr. James Andrews also will take a look at MRI for a second opinion.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 21, 2015
UPDATE: Dr. James Andrews confirms Drew Brees has a bruised rotator cuff, not a tear. "Rehab crucial"
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Source: Dr James Andrews confirms <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> QB Drew Brees does NOT have a tear in rotator cuff of throwing shoulder. Rehab crucial. Status TBD</p>— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/status/646359542683594753">September 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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