Drew Brees Undergoing Further Evaluation On Thumb, Admits He Is Concerned


Saints QB Drew Brees told the media following Sunday’s loss to the Rams that he planned to see a specialist regarding his thumb injury tonight in Los Angeles, according to Josina Anderson.

Brees said he hurt his thumb on a pass attempt to TE Jared Cook when he hit it on Rams defender Aaron Donald. Brees stated he was concerned and the injury could be significant.

“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.