“Yeah I am concerned,” Brees said via Mike Triplett. “I’m hoping it’s not too significant.”
Brees, 40, left the game in the first quarter and did not return. He was seen on the sideline attempting to grip a ball but unable to do so. The thumb was wrapped and he was replaced by backup signal caller Teddy Bridgewater.
Brees has spent his last 12 seasons in New Orleans and is entering the final year of a two-year, $50 million contract that includes $27 million guaranteed.