All the hype surrounding the NFC Championship rematch between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams came to a halt when Drew Brees suffered an injury to his thumb. It’s an injury that will keep the future Hall of Famer out for a significant period of time.
Brees hurt his thumb on a pass attempt in the first quarter. He left the game after suffering the injury and did not return.
Following the game, Brees spoke to the media and admit that he was concerned about the injury. His worst fears came true as the medical results showed he tore ligaments in his thumb.
According to ESPN reporter Ed Werder, Brees has decided to undergo surgery tomorrow after meeting with a second hand specialist.
Werder is reporting that there is no timetable for Brees’ return.
NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero said earlier in the week that Brees could miss anywhere from 6-8 weeks.
After having his injured passing hand examined by two specialists, #Saints QB Drew Brees has decided to have surgery tomorrow in LA with Dr Steven Shinn. A source tells me timetable for his return won’t be known until surgery is complete.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) September 17, 2019
With Brees out of action for at least the next month, the Saints hand the keys to the offense to Teddy Bridgewater.
The Saints face the Seattle Seahawks on the road this Sunday and then host the Dallas Cowboys the following weekend. Both games will be tough tests for the reigning NFC South champions.