Anyone holding out hope for a more optimistic timetable for Drew Brees’s return can stop now. After receiving a second opinion in Houston on his injured right thumb, Brees has opted to go ahead with the surgery.
After having his injured passing hand examined by two specialists, #Saints QB Drew Brees has decided to have surgery tomorrow in LA with Dr Steven Shinn. A source tells me timetable for his return won’t be known until surgery is complete.— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) September 17, 2019
Early reports indicated that Brees would be out 6-8 weeks with a torn ligament, but an actual timetable won’t be known until the extent of the damage is revealed after the operation.
The Teddy Bridgewater Era will start this Sunday when the team takes on the Seattle Seahawks in what will be Bridgewater’s first start since Brees sat out the final game of last season. Brees has not missed a game to due to injury since the 2015 season.
Stay tuned for additional updates.