Despite all the doom and gloom speculation from yesterday and the false information relayed through fake Twitter accounts, it was confirmed today that Drew Brees' rotator cuff was only bruised in Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews (the man who surgically repaired Brees' shoulder after the 2005 season) examined the MRI on Brees' shoulder today and confirmed the original diagnosis of a bruise with no indication of a tear.
As a result, Brees believes there is a "reasonable possibility'' he can play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, according to the source, but a determination for his availability for practice and the game will be determined as the week evolves.
Andrews told Brees his rehab program this week is critical to making a quick and complete recovery. Andrews also compared the MRI performed yesterday to the one Brees had at the end of last season. Brees ended up playing through that shoulder injury.