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Saints Reveal Surprising Drew Brees Injury Update

Saints Reveal Surprising Drew Brees Injury Update

Saints Reveal Surprising Drew Brees Injury Update

The Saints revealed a surprising Drew Brees injury update this week.

Heading into Sunday’s showdown with the Carolina Panthers, Brees is apparently still dealing with his nagging knee injury.

On Thursday, New Orleans head coach Sean Payton told reporters that he would be listing Brees on the injury report for the week. However, barring a catastrophic turn for the worse, Brees would likely play this weekend.

Brees’ knee issue was described as “inflammation” in the knee, but specifics were not offered.

The 40-year-old is having a solid year, but has been bogged down by injures throughout the season.

New Orleans’ star wide receiver, Michael Thomas, was also listed on the injury report this week with a hand ailment.

According to Payton, neither Thomas nor Brees will be rested in the team’s Week 17 game.

“No, no, no, no, no, no. Absolutely no,” Payton said.

“We’re still playing for the 1-, 2- or 3-seed.”

As things currently stand, the Saints have control of the No. 3 seed in the NFC. However, seeing as they have the same record as the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers, they are still in contention for a postseason bye.

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One Comment

  1. Payton should sit out Brees and Thomas because ok what if he don’t and they get seriously hurt then they have no choice but to sit out but they need them well if he do play them at least let them play for a whole half to keep them from getting injured seriously because I know they a big part of the saints and everybody wanna see them play but if they play the whole game u know they panthers is gonna try to hurt them again so any way it goes if they play they gonna get injured but if they don’t play they may lose the game so that is a big risk

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