Drew Brees undergoing surgery to repair throwing hand ligament
Drew Brees is heading to Los Angeles to undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament on his throwing thumb.
According to the NFL Networks’ Tom Pelissero, the New Orleans Saints quarterback is seeing Dr. Steven Shin, the Rams’ renowned hand specialist in L.A.
#Saints QB Drew Brees' thumb surgery will be performed in L.A. by Dr. Steven Shin, who has an excellent reputation and happens to be the hand consultant for … the #Rams, against whom Brees was injured in a hand-to-hand collision with Aaron Donald at the Coliseum.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 17, 2019
As a result, Brees’ recovery is expected to take six to eight weeks. The Saints have not yet made any move to put Brees on injured reserve, which would keep him out at least eight weeks, Pelissero added.
Drew Brees suffered the injury on the Saints’ second drive on Sunday against the Rams. His hand hit the hand of Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and then his fingers smashed against his own helmet.
Teddy Bridgewater finished the game for the Saints and coach Sean Payton is expected to stick with him for the immediate future.