Report: Brees to have surgery on torn ligament in thumb

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Report: Brees to have surgery on torn ligament in thumb

Report: Brees to have surgery on torn ligament in thumb

Leading up to Sunday’s rematch between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams, all the focus was on the Black and Gold and whether or not they could exact their revenge from last year’s NFC championship game no-call.

- saints and los angeles rams...- all the focus was on the black- and gold... and whether or not- they could exact their- revenge...- from last year's n-f-c- championship game no-call.- but following what turned out t- be 27-9 loss... that pre-game - narrative... now feels in-- consequential.- according to the n-f-l- network... saints quarterback - drew brees is expected to - undergo surgery... to - repair a torn ligament, in his- right thumb... putting him on - the shelf, for up to six weeks.- the n-f-l's all-time leading- passer sustained the injury,- during the first quarter of - yesterday's game... on this - play... where his throwing hand- hits the hand... of rams- defensive tackle aaron donald.- brees spent the remainder of th- game with his thumb taped up, - on the sideline... and will now- be forced to miss his first - start,- since week 3 of the 20-15 - season... the only one he's - ever missed... throughout the - duration of his illustrious 19-- year career... and even college- - - - - "it's very difficult.

It's very difficult not to be - playing.

I'm not used to that,- don't want to get used to that.- you're hitting your - hands on stuff all the time,- right?

Helmets and different- things and you might get- jammed thumbs, jammed fingers.- different things where it swell- up and what - - - - have you.

But this felt like it- was something a bit more- significant, preventing me from- gripping the ball."

Per the initial report... the - 40- year-old brees is still - deciding- who will perform the surgery...- and when.

- - in the meantime... it will be u- to the league's highest-paid- back-up q-b in teddy- bridgewater, to carry the - load... - fresh off his one-year... 7.25-- million dollar deal... during - the - off-season.

- bridgewater already got his fee- wet, on sunday... going - 17-30, in place of brees... for- 165 yards.- it was just the third time sinc- head coach sean payton arrived,- in 2006... that his team failed- to score a touchdown.

- but he says that has less to do- with the man under center...- and more to do... with the ugly- truth, on film.

- - "teddy came in ready to go.

The guys- around him, particularly the- penalties that we faced all of - sudden -- 1st & 20 - i thought he was - ready to play.

And look, he's a- pro.

He knows how to win.

- - - - he knows how to win in this - league.

So i don't think we - played particularly well- - - - around him.

And i think when we- watch that tape tomorrow, it's- not going to be - pleasant for some guys."

"drew always tells me just take completions.- completions are good.

So when - you're going into a game in a - situation like that,- you're just trying to get in- rhythm and just play fast and - - - - not think too much."

The saints continue their west- coast road trip, in week 3... -

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