Drew Brees (Thumb) Expected To Miss Time



Ian Rapoport reports that Saints QB Drew Brees is believed to have a ligament issue to his thumb on his throwing hand.

The Saints will know the full extent of Brees’ injury later today, but the expectation is that he will end up missing time.

Drew Brees said after Sunday’s loss to the Rams that he’s set to see a specialist in Los Angeles today regarding his thumb injury, per Josina Anderson. 

Bree did, however, admit that he is concerned about the injury.

“Yeah I am concerned,” Brees said, per Mike Triplett. “I’m hoping it’s not too significant.”

Brees was seen on the sideline unable to grip a ball and never returned to the game. 

Saints QB Drew Brees was replaced during the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Rams after suffering a right hand injury. Brees was seen with a wrap on his right thumb/wrist and is questionable to return.

Teddy Bridgewater has stepped in to replace Brees as the Saints’ starter.

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.

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