New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams early with a thumb injury. After running tests, it appears he suffered ligament damage in his throwing thumb, and is expected to miss 6 weeks for surgery. Teddy Bridgewater replaced Brees and went 17 for 30 for 165 yards.
Saints' QB Drew Brees is expected to undergo thumb surgery as early as today that would be expected to sideline him approximately 6 weeks, per leagues sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2019
This is obviously never news you want to hear, especially from the starting quarterback of such a fantasy relevant team. Bridgewater is one of the better backup quarterbacks in the NFL, but any absence of Brees negatively impacts guys like Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara. Brees missing significant time is not good news for anyone in New Orleans.