Saints Quarterback Drew Brees is expected to be out for between 6-7 weeks. He expected to have surgery on his right thumb to repair a torn ligament.
#Saints QB Drew Brees has a torn ligament in his throwing thumb and he’s going to require surgery, sources say. The timeframe depends on the surgery, but he’s likely out 6 weeks. That’s the initial estimate.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2019
The Saints must make a critical decision. According to Adam Schefter, if New Orleans place Brees on IR, he will not be able to practice and won’t return for 8 weeks.
If the Saints decide to put Drew Brees on IR for the thumb surgery that is required, he would be unable to practice for six weeks and would to miss eight games. Saints also could not place him on IR and bring him back when ready.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2019
The team will now turn to backup QB Teddy Bridgewater to lead the team with Brees‘ injury as they face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Taysom Hill will be his backup. The team may seek out additional help, but a dependable veteran is few and far between.
More updates on Brees and the quarterback situation will be reported later this week.
Kyle T. Mosley
Saints News Network