Skip to content

Brees confirms his in-season knee injury

Wild Card Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v Seattle Seahawks Getty Images

Coach Sean Payton initially refused to call it even a “situation.”  More recently, Payton admitted that quarterback Drew Brees played in 2010 with a knee injury.

The cat was let out of the bag by Saints fullback Heath Evans who said on ESPN recently that Drew played six weeks of the 2010 season with an MCL injury.

Brees elaborated on the non-situation situation during a Tuesday appearance on PFT Live.

He said the injury happened in Week Three of the 2010 season, and he talked about the measures that were taken so that he could play with the injury.

The full segment is available on demand, but please try not to be too demanding.

Permalink 11 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: New Orleans Saints, PFT Live, Rumor Mill, Top Stories
11 Responses to “Brees confirms his in-season knee injury”
  1. skoobyfl says: Jan 26, 2011 7:30 AM

    Lot’s of excuses after losing, seems like a pattern going on here.

  2. seanmmartin says: Jan 26, 2011 7:33 AM

    So is this why he was second in the NFL in interceptions (behind the worst quarterback in the NFL–Eli Manning)?

  3. 8man says: Jan 26, 2011 7:34 AM

    That doesn’t explain the Saints defense taking a powder.

  4. clusterpuck says: Jan 26, 2011 7:58 AM

    So he played 13 full regular season games with pretty much the same injury that Jay Cutler couldn’t play through 2 quarters of a Championship game?

  5. teets87steelcity says: Jan 26, 2011 8:14 AM

    Looks like the madden curse strikes again

  6. annnann says: Jan 26, 2011 8:27 AM

    So he led the league in every major categories, including interceptions, wow. After week 3, he was pretty bad in a couple of games (week 5 against Arizona and week 6 against Cleveland, those losses were on him because he threw like 7-8 ints in that stretch). So, maybe he should have sat out like Cutler did because an injured Brees really hurt the team more than it helped, just saying. Still really respect Brees for fighting through it though.

  7. chase419 says: Jan 26, 2011 8:58 AM

    obviously a huge difference in playing through a grade 1 vs a grade 2 sprain. Let this stupid story die already.

  8. boisestatewhodat says: Jan 26, 2011 9:41 AM

    I say Brees is a warrior! I challenge all of you to go back 10-15 years and count how many defending super bowl champions had an 11 win season coupled with a playoff berth following the super bowl season. The Saints had a very successful season…certainly so when you consider we played most of the season without reggie bush, pierre thomas, darren sharper, chris ivory, etc…go ahead and entertain your imagination that the Saints won’t be around to contend for years to come…go ahead and do it and we’ll see how that works out. Brees’ interception issues this season were simply a function of throwing more due to no running game…period.

  9. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 26, 2011 9:54 AM

    Isn’t intentionally concealing a serious injury against league rules?

    Or is this just another example of Goodell’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy towards “Player Safety”?

    /NFL: we preach player safety, only as long as it doesn’t interfere with the quest for cash.

  10. CKL says: Jan 26, 2011 10:38 AM

    I always will applaud coaches who conceal player injuries. Even for teams I HATE like Indy and the NYJ. I HATE the injury report. Coaches have to be concerned only with protecting their players and winning. Injury reports serve no purpose except for gambling.

    For all the people who think Lovie Smith should have told the PR people that Cutler wasn’t coming back but instead was “questionable” in order to protect Cutler you can thank those same dumb rules. Most coaches are always going to try to be as nebulous as possible so as to protect any competitive advantage.

  11. kayotic504 says: Jan 26, 2011 10:49 AM

    @skoobyfl says:
    Jan 26, 2011 7:30 AM
    Lot’s of excuses after losing, seems like a pattern going on here.
    ————————————————————

    Where’s the excuse?? This was a known fact in week 3 and this would’ve never been brought up if Cutler didn’t act like a girl and sit the game

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!