Drew Brees sits out scrimmage with strained oblique

AP

Saints quarterback Drew Brees might be able to play until he’s 45, but he wasn’t able to scrimmage Saturday.

According to Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Brees was held out of the scrimmage because of a strained left oblique.

Saints coach Sean Payton doesn’t normally say much if at all about injuries, but acknowledged that Brees was “day to day” as the team continued to “monitor” the situation.

The Saints have a day off, so Brees will have some time to rest and recover.

In his absence, they used both Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin with the first team.

Obviously, Brees’ condition is worth watching, to see if it lingers.