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Injury Update on Drew Brees: Surgery Necessary

We will rally around Teddy Bridgewater and we will play good football!

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams
Drew Brees on the sideline with his thumb wrapped.
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Sources are reporting that drew Brees has a torn ligament in the thumb of his throwing hand which will require surgery.

The surgery is likely to take place today and is expected to sideline Brees for about 6 weeks. The Saints could place the star quarterback on IR however this would mean Drew is out for 8 weeks. I don’t expect this to happen.

While I’m saying it’s unlikely the schedule is as follows.

At Seahawks, Cowboys, Buccaneers, at Jaguars, at Bears, Cardinals, and then our Bye Week. Week eight would have us playing the Atlanta Falcons at home.

Placing Drew Brees on IR would prevent him returning earlier. Other QBs have come back sooner and expect Brees to do everything in his power to rehab diligently.

So for now Teddy Bridgewater is our starting quarterback. The Saints and Sean Payton will now have time to game plan and practice with Teddy as the number one.

Another question is how much this will limit the playbook. With Taysom Hill now the backup QB, Payton may have to limit his involvement on special teams and in the offense.