New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees might miss six weeks and will undergo surgery to repair the ligament in his right thumb, NFL Network reported.
Teddy Bridgewater will step into the role this weekend in Seattle.
After getting knocked out of the group’s loss to the Rams from the first quarter together with all the harm brees said on Sunday that he saw a hand expert in Los Angeles.
“Yeah, I’m concerned,” said Brees, who wore a brace on the thumb postgame. “I am hoping it is not too significant.”
Brees said he had X-rays but in the time claimed not to know whether it was a cartilage or bone issue.
“I am hoping for the very best and just preparing for all the upcoming steps might be,” he said.
Brees hit on his right hand on defensive tackle Aaron Donald’s right hand while following through on an incomplete pass to Jared Cook on midway. He had been spotted struggling to pick a ball up, and then needed the thumb recorded.
“Right off when he attempted to throw, he was having trouble with it. It wasn’t anything elaborate,” coach Sean Payton said in his postgame press conference.
“We will provide you an upgrade when the time is right.”
Bridgewater entered remaining in the initial quarter. He went 17 of 30 for 165 yards as the Saints lost 27-9.
Brees opened the match 3 of 5 before leaving.
He came from the locker room after halftime using the tape from his hands and having a helmet on, but didn’t enter and then was re-taped.
Even the 40-year-old has missed one game since joining the Saints in 2006, that came in 2015 because of a shoulder issue due to injury.
He’s missed two additional contests using the Saints of a possible 210 while napping with the group’s playoff position in Week 17 protected.
The league’s all time leading passer needs 155 yards to become the first in NFL history to pass for 75,000 metres.
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