Drew Brees injury update Saints QB thumb needs surgery will miss about 6 weeks

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Drew Brees injury update Saints QB thumb needs surgery will miss about 6 weeks

For just the second time in his career, Drew Brees will mi Kameron McGusty Jersey s a game because of an injury.

and ESPN, which cited unidentified sources, the Saints quarterback has a torn ligament in his throwing thumb after getting hurtinSunday's27-9 lo s to the Rams and will need to have surgery Willie Herenton Jersey , which could happen as early as Monday.

The report noted thetimeframe for Brees' recovery will depend on the procedure, though the initial estimate is that he'll mi s six weeks, which elevates backup Teddy Bridgewater to the starting role for the time being. Whether or not Brees will be placed on injured reserve will also be determined after his surgery Andre Johnson Jersey .

The next step for Drew Brees is to decide who is doing the surgery and what procedure hell do. That could alter the time frame. But Teddy Bridgewater is the new starting QB for the .

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It's a huge blow considering Brees has been forced to mi sjust one gamein his 13-year NFL career in New Orleans.

Games that Saints QB Zach Johnson Jersey Drew Brees is now expected to mi s:

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He wassidelined following two series in Los Angeles after makingcontact with Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald in the first quarter. Brees had his hand taped as a precaution and Braxton Berrios Jersey watched on the sideline asBridgewater took over.

Saints QB Drew Brees has been removed from the game after he hit his throwing hand on the hand of Aaron Donald during a pa s rush.Teddy Bridgewater is now in at QB.

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Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed toFox Sports that Brees was havingtrouble gripping the ball. Miami Hurricanes College Jersey The veterancompleted 3 of 5 pa ses for 38 yards and an interception before going out.

Brees after the game he initially hurt his thumbon apa s attempt to Jared Cook before later hitting it on Donald. He confirmed he Frank Gore Jersey was set to seea hand specialist in L.A., adding he was concernedthe injury "could be significant."

Bridgewatertook over with theSaintstrailing, 3-0, finishing 17-for-30 for 165 yards with no touchdowns. Prior to the start he made late last season after New Orleans sealed Chris Lykes Jersey its playoff position, Bridgewater's last start came during the 2015 season on Jan. 1, 2016 in20-13win over the Packers.

The Anthony Lawrence II Jersey Saints could face an uphill battle visiting the 2-0 Seahawks in Week 3 action.

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