New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees updated this evening the timeline for his return from his thumb injury.
Brees, who had surgery on Sept. 18 to fix the torn ligament in his right thumb, was given a six-week timeline for his return.
However, Brees thinks he could return faster than the six-week timeline.
“I think I can beat that,” Brees said on the radio, per Jeff Duncan of The Athletic.
Drew Brees said on WWL radio that he was given 3 options to fix the torn ligament in his right thumb & elected to have an internal brace inserted during surgery to expedite his recovery. He said the timetable for his return is "6 weeks or so" but added "I think I can beat that."
— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) September 25, 2019
Brees added that he was given three options for his surgery, but chose the one that allows him to begin rehab soon.
Brees said of the three options he was given to repair the torn UCL in his right thumb, the one he chose allows him to remove the cast and begin rehab after a couple of weeks because the internal brace that was inserted during the procedure supports the injured ligament.
— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) September 26, 2019
Brees has been out in Los Angeles, rehabbing from his surgery, but he’s expected to be on the sideline for Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys.
“I’m still a leader on this team and a team captain, and I plan to do whatever I can to help,” he said.
The Saints and the Cowboys are set to kick off at 8:20 p.m. E.T. on Sunday.