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Drew Brees Reveals The Actual Timeline For His Return

A closeup of New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees running onto the field.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 09: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints runs on to the field for warm-ups before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on December 09, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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.

Brees added that he was given three options for his surgery, but chose the one that allows him to begin rehab soon.

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.