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Drew Brees to miss 6 weeks with thumb injury

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.

Fantasy Impact

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.