Brees is expected to undergo surgery and will likely be out six weeks depending on how the recovery goes. Rapoport says Brees must decide who is doing the surgery and the exact procedure he’ll undergo, as that could alter his timeframe.
The veteran Saints passer injured his thumb in the first quarter of Sunday’s game when his hand hit Rams DT Aaron Donald. He was replaced by Teddy Bridgewater, who will replace Brees as the Saints’ starter while the latter recovers.
Brees, 40, is a former second-round pick of the Chargers back in 2001. After five years with the Chargers, Brees signed on with the Saints as a free agent in 2006.
Brees has spent the past 12 seasons in New Orleans and is entering the final year of his two-year, $50 million contract that includes $27 million guaranteed.
Entering today’s game, Brees had appeared in one game and completed 74.4 percent of his passes for 370 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
We’ll have more regarding Brees as the news is available.