Drew Brees was originally given a 6-8 week timeline for his thumb injury, but it appears the future Hall of Famer could return to the field even earlier.
The Saints lost Brees in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams. He suffered torn ligaments in his thumb and needed surgery to fix the issue.
In his absence, Teddy Bridgewater took over the starting role. Although he doesn’t light up the scoreboard, the former Louisville star has won back-to-back games.
Bridgwater is still going to be the starting quarterback for the next few weeks. Nonetheless, the Saints are nearing closer to having Brees under center.
During practice on Thursday, the All-Pro quarterback was on the field running through individual drills. That’s about as encouraging of a sign as it gets.
Sure, the 40-year-old quarterback isn’t ready to sling the football at practice just yet, but he’s making strides each week.
The only #Saints player I didn’t see at practice during the media viewing window was Trey Hendrickson.
Drew Brees was present. He didn’t throw, but he was running through drills by himself.
— Amie Just (@Amie_Just) October 3, 2019
On Wednesday, Brees revealed that he can now brush his teeth, floss his teeth, and pick up a glass of water. Those were all things that he couldn’t do last week.
As long as the Saints keep winning they can patiently wait for Brees to return to the field.
When Brees is ready to rejoin the team, the Saints will certainly be tough to beat.