Drew Brees had a special encounter with a fellow No. 9 last weekend in San Diego. The New Orleans Saints quarterback presented high school signal-caller Alex Ruiz with his first walking prosthetic leg — and a promise to pay for an athletic training prosthesis in the fall once Ruiz gets used to this one. Ruiz, who wears No. 9 because he is such a big fan of Brees, had his right leg amputated below the knee in February because of a severe knee injury he suffered on the field last fall while playing for Linfield Christian High School in Temecula, California.
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