Drew Brees’ injury was much more serious than previously thought when he left Sunday’s game against the 49ers. Apparently, Brees has multiple fractured ribs and a collapsed right lung which will likely keep him off the field for multiple weeks.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news via Twitter on Monday afternoon.
Saints’ QB Drew Brees has multiple rib fractures on both sides of his chest and a collapsed lung on the right side, per @WerderEdESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 16, 2020
Brees will be replaced by Jameis Winston, who signed with the Saints after he was ousted from Tampa Bay following Tom Brady’s signing. Winston, in 2019, was the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in the same season.
If Winston returns to his old ways, New Orleans could also go with Taysom Hill, who plays quarterback, running back, wide receiver and also takes snaps on special teams. It is unclear at this time exactly how long Brees will be out.
New Orleans currently holds the second with a record of 7-2.
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