Drew Brees to undergo thumb surgery after injuring hand in Sunday game
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees is scheduled to undergo surgery on his injured hand Wednesday.
ESPN reported Tuesday that Brees would have the surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles. There is currently no solid timeline on how long Brees might be sidelined after the procedure.
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
Saints Head Coach Sean Payton said Monday that Brees was getting second opinion before undergoing surgery for his thumb after injuring his hand during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.
ESPN reporter Adam Schefter said Brees could be sidelined for about six weeks.
If the Saints decide to put Drew Brees on IR for the thumb surgery that is required, he would be unable to practice for six weeks and would to miss eight games. Saints also could not place him on IR and bring him back when ready.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2019
Brees tore a ligament in his thumb midway through the first quarter. He was seen flexing his hand while walking off the field. Unfortunately, after the impact Brees wasn't able to grip the ball and he was sidelined for the rest of the game.
Brees is expected to miss several upcoming games.
Games that Saints QB Drew Brees is now expected to miss: https://t.co/Vws651tnaA— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2019