Let’s begin prior to the start of yesterday’s match up between the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams. We all remember the infamous ‘Nola No Call’ right? During last year’s playoff game, Los Angeles Rams’ DB Nickell Robey-Coleman leveled New Orleans Saints’ Wide Receiver Tommylee Lewis…and no flag!
Many Saints fans didn’t forget about the infamous ‘no call’ and were ready for the Week 2 matchup against the Rams. But not long into the first quarter, our worst fear happened, #9 suffered an injury.
Drew Brees attempted a pass when his hand hit the hand of Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. The injury forced Drew off the field, where he had his right thumb and right wrist tapped by a member of the Saints medical staff. On numerous occasions during the game, Brees tried to grip a football, but to no avail.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 15, 2019
In a post game press conference, Drew said “I am concerned.” Brees underwent X rays on Sunday night, but admitted the procedure didn’t say much about his injury. He went on to say “it’s all up in the air right now.”
After the game, ESPN reporter Josina Anderson tweeted a close up of Drew’s hand wearing a stability brace. Former NFL team Dr. David J. Chao identifed the brace and suggested Brees may have a ligament tear. Minor thumb sprains can heal within a couple weeks, while more severe cases can take 6-12 weeks if ligaments are involved.
This appears too be a thumb brace for instability which brings ligament tear into play as discussed already. Fingers crossed and hoping for good news. https://t.co/CDkiq3wDma
— David J. Chao (@ProFootballDoc) September 16, 2019