New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees suffered a hand injury in the first quarter of today’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams and did not return.
Brees, 40, suffered an apparent thumb injury while attempting a pass in the first quarter of today’s game at Los Angeles. He was unable to even grip the football on the sideline.
Teddy Bridgewater played the rest of the game for the Saints and was mostly unable to get anything going on offense.
Saints head coach Sean Payton updated Brees’ status after the game.
“Payton says Brees was feeling pain, but wouldn’t comment much more on the injury. He said they’ll have an update in 2 days,” Omar Ruiz reports.
Payton says Brees was feeling pain, but wouldn’t comment much more on the injury. He said they’ll have an update in 2 days.
— Omar Ruiz (@OmarDRuiz) September 15, 2019
Brees’ thumb/wrist were wrapped on the sideline in the second half. It didn’t look good.
.@ErinAndrews was told during the half that Drew Brees simply "could not grip the ball."
He is still questionable to return. pic.twitter.com/Ma88LVtLwX
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 15, 2019
The Saints fell to 1-1 on the season with today’s loss, though Brees’ health is what’s of upmost importance right now.
New Orleans is set to play at Seattle next weekend. The Saints then host the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.
Losing Brees for even one or two games could be a devastating blow.