New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees admitted he was concerned about his injury suffered in the first quarter of today’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Brees injured his thumb in the first quarter of today’s loss at Los Angeles. He revealed after the game that he’s going to see a specialist.
“I really don’t know at this point,” Brees told reporters. “There is only so much you can do other than just [have] a doctor look at it on the sideline. I’m going to see a hand specialist and get his opinion and we will see what the next steps are.”
He admitted that it could be serious, but he’s hoping it’s not.
“Yeah, I am concerned,” Brees said. “I am hoping it’s not too significant.”
” … I’m hoping for the best and preparing for whatever the next steps might be according to the evaluation.”
ESPN NFL insider Josina Anderson captured a photo of Brees’ hand after the game. It was in a small wrap.
A closeup of the wrap on Drew Brees’ hand. pic.twitter.com/xPw7wGW59G
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 16, 2019
Saints head coach Sean Payton told reporters after the game that the team should have an update on Brees in a day or two.
“We will give you an update when the time comes,” he said.
Brees was unable to grip the football, as FOX’s sideline video showed. He appeared to be in some pain as he tried to grab the ball in the second half.
The Saints fell to 1-1 on the season with today’s loss. New Orleans travels to Seattle and then hosts the Cowboys. A Brees injury – even if it’s for just a week or two – would be significant.