Drew Brees ‘concerned’ thumb injury is significant, will see hand specialist
There is no official injury news on Drew Brees yet, but the New Orleans Saints star quarterback has concerns about his status moving forward.
Brees hurt his right thumb on the Saints’ second drive against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday when his hand was met with Aaron Donald’s. He was replaced by Teddy Bridgewater on the following drive and did not return to the game.
After his Saints lost 27-9, Brees told reporters that he will see a hand specialist in Los Angeles. The veteran QB also said he was “concerned” that the injury might be significant.
Drew Brees said he plans to see a hand specialist in Los Angeles tonight. Until then he doesn’t know the severity of his thumb injury.. “Yeah I am concerned,” Brees said. “I’m hoping it’s not too significant.”
— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) September 16, 2019
A closeup of the wrap on Drew Brees’ hand. pic.twitter.com/xPw7wGW59G
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 16, 2019
Bridgewater might be decent for a backup quarterback, but he’s nowhere near the same level as Brees. With Brees, the Saints are a Super Bowl contender. With Bridgewater, you might have to forget about the playoffs.
What a bummer for Brees coming off a season where he passed for 32 touchdowns, just five interceptions, completed a career-high 74.4 percent of his passes, and showed serious mastery of the game.