Drew Brees (Thumb) Out For Multiple Weeks
The Saints quarterback suffered the injury in a Week 2 loss to the Rams
Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be out for multiple weeks following a thumb injury that he suffered against the Rams in Week 2.
After Sunday’s loss, Brees didn’t know how his meeting with a hand specialist in LA would go.
Testing revealed the damage, but he should be able to return at some point this season.
It’s now the Teddy Bridgewater show. He went 17-of-30 for 165 yards in relief of Brees against the Rams and never got the offense clicking.
The #Saints made Teddy Bridgewater the highest-paid backup in the NFL, as he chose NO over Miami. That looms large now. Sean Payton has confidence that Bridgewater can keep them alive for however long Drew Brees is out. And for Brees, at least it’s not season-ending.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2019
This will be a major test for Bridgewater, who will certainly be using the coming weeks as an audition for a future starting gig, either on the Saints or elsewhere.
New Orleans (1-1) travels to face the Seahawks (2-0) in Seattle on Sunday, so he will be immediately tested.