Brees confirms his in-season knee injury

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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.

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11 responses to “Brees confirms his in-season knee injury

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. @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

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