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Injured Saints Quarterback Drew Brees Is on the Road to Recovery with the Support of His Family

Edduin Carvajal
Nov 19, 2020
06:00 A.M.
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Drew Brees, the franchise quarterback of the New Orleans’ Saints, received an injury diagnosis that might end his career. However, he’s getting support from his family to be back as soon as possible.


On November 15, Drew Brees and the Saints played against the San Francisco 49ers. During the second quarter, 49ers’ pass rusher Kentavious Street tackled Brees in such a way that he was taken out of the game.

After the match, Brees downplayed the situation by saying that he left the field because he would no longer be effective. He also praised his replacement, Jameis Winston, for winning the game.

Drew Brees on December 22, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee | Photo: Getty Images



Apart from that, Brees, the Saints’ franchise player, admitted that he didn’t take himself out because of the pain but what his body was capable of doing.

Unfortunately, the injury turned out to be quite dangerous as an MRI taken on November 16 showed that the quarterback suffered multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung.


One of the most shocking aspects of his diagnosis is that, according to Sports Casting, Brees suffered at least one of those injuries before facing the 49ers.

To make matters worse, it is very likely for the quarterback to miss most of the 2020 NFL season (if not all of it), as fractures ribs usually take more than a month to heal completely.


It is important to point out that Brees is two months away from turning 42, so his recovery process might be a bit slower than expected. Since his career was already reaching its end, this injury might have accelerated his retirement plans.

Brees wrote in the caption that he “will be back in no time.”



One thing is clear, though: he won’t quit without putting up a fight. As Saints Wire reported, Brees is optimistic that he will be back on the field sooner rather than later.

The Saints was also waiting on a second opinion to decide whether or not he should be sent to the injured reserve list. Fortunately, Brees’ family has been by his side, showing him the much-needed support he needs in such a difficult time.


After receiving his diagnosis, he shared on Instagram a photo showing himself using a breathing device surrounded by three of his children. One of them placed a faux stethoscope on Brees’ chest while another kid was looking into his ear with another toy.

Brees wrote in the caption that he “will be back in no time,” and the Saints fans want the same, especially because he has completed 73.5 percent of his passes so far. We wish him a speedy recovery!


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