Last week, Drew brees set off the alarms of the New Orleans Saints and of all NFL. The quarterback injured his ribs in the second quarter of the game against the 49ers, so it had to be replaced. During the week he was in constant observation, so on Saturday night, the marshal explained that he presents 11 ribs fractured, and not five as had been reported. In addition, he also has a punctured lung.
In words collected by the ESPN chain, Drew brees confirmed that he has eight fractured ribs on the left side and three on the right. According to his statements, those on the right side occurred before the 49ers, while the one on the left was two weeks ago against Tampa bay. The passer explained that as the days progressed, the swelling in the chest decreased and it was easier for the doctors to find the damage.
When will he play again?
On Friday, Brees went on the disabled list, so he’s expected to be out for at least the next three games. Drew made it clear that at the moment he remains paralyzed to overcome all the damage to his ribs and lung. Therefore, Week 14 would be the tentative date for the Saints quarterback to return to the field, as long as there is no risk of further injury.
Drew Brees, impeccable career
Injuries are not something that frequently affects Drew brees. In fact, it’s the 41-year-old quarterback’s first time on the disabled list. Also, in his 20-year professional career, Drew had only missed six games through injury. This Sunday against Atlanta was the seventh. For this reason, he will surely want to be back in training soon with a view to the playoffs.
They passed the test without their star
This Sunday, the Saints faced the Falcons with Taysom hill as a starting quarterback. And the test was successfully passed. New Orleans overwhelmed Atlanta 24-9 with two touchdowns from the quarterback on the ground. Alvin Kamara also contributed with a touchdown. With the result, Saints continues as the leader in the South of the National Conference, with a record of eight wins for two losses.