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Drew Brees to have surgery Wednesday

Brees will go under the knife tomorrow in L.A.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.