Drew Brees to have surgery on Wednesday

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After reports that Drew Brees was headed for surgery on Monday, Saints head coach Sean Payton said that the quarterback was going for a second opinion before moving forward with an operation.

It appears that the second opinion was the same as the first one. Ed Werder of ESPN reports that Brees is set have surgery in Los Angeles on Wednesday after going through both consultations.

“I’m confident in the surgery that will take place and will dedicate myself to the rehab process to get back as quickly as I can,” Brees told Werder in a text message.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Steven Shin and Brees also saw Dr. Tom Hunt in Houston before coming to a final decision about his next step.

Werder adds that a recovery timeline for Brees is expected to come once the surgery is complete. Reports on Monday pegged the timetable at six weeks, which would leave the Saints without their longtime offensive leader for a good chunk of the regular season.

27 responses to “Drew Brees to have surgery on Wednesday

  1. Amazing that Brees has taken so many hits over the years and what will cause him to miss the most time/games is freak thing where he hit his hand against another guy’s hand in the wrong way. Just terrible luck for him and the Saints

  2. Not only did the Saints have to pay Teddy $7M as penance for BountyGate, now they may have to actually let him play. How you like them apples, Sean?

  3. “lowercasejay says:
    September 17, 2019 at 5:04 pm
    They have a very tough schedule without him. If they go 1-5 or so, may be best to tank the season and hold him out entirely.”

    Not really a very tough schedule: includes Bucs, Jags, Cards—all winnable games.
    If Brees is out for 7 weeks they could easily go 4-3, and still be in 1st place in the South, which looks especially weak this year:
    10-6 probably wins it.
    In the playoffs anything can happen.
    The sky is not falling yet for the Saints.

  4. I’d say 8 weeks is more plausible. As a Saints fan I’d rather Drew out there trying to throw balls left handed then having that clown Bridgewater out there.

  5. I’d say 8 weeks is more plausible. As a Saints fan I’d rather Drew out there trying to throw balls left handed then having that clown Bridgewater out there

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    Why is Teddy a clown? What has he done to be called that?

  6. I’m a falcons fan. First, I must say I am hoping for a speedy recovery. Would much rather beat him than Teddy Bridgewater. No offense to Teddy

    Also, why 6 weeks? That’s the long end of the timetable. He will probably be back in a month depending on how the surgery goes.

  7. patswinyoucry says:
    September 17, 2019 at 6:44 pm
    I’d say 8 weeks is more plausible. As a Saints fan I’d rather Drew out there trying to throw balls left handed then having that clown Bridgewater out there

    You say you’re a saints fan, but your name says you’re just another Patriot troll.

  8. You say you’re a saints fan, but your name says you’re just another Patriot troll.

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    Yea, try reading it again, what you quoted was someone else, I asked him why he thought Teddy was a clown. Nice try though….

  9. It will be a good preview of the state of the team going forward. Brees has been on borrowed time for the last few years.

  10. stubborndata says:
    September 17, 2019 at 8:22 pm
    With brees out Tom Brady is sure to capture all passing records

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    Mahomes will break every record ever written. If you have any doubts tune into a game.

  11. I hope Teddy goes 6-0, just to mute the trolls. This team is full of exceptional athletes and capable of winning games. Theyre not called the New Orleans Brees…

  12. “Mahomes will break every record ever written. If you have any doubts tune into a game.”

    People who make those kind of claims years and years before they can possibly come true are almost always disappointed.

    He’s a great young player but so many things can derail a career in the meantime.

  13. Not a Saints fan, but I empathize with their awful luck in the twilight of Brees brilliantly underrated career. I also hate it when high quality QB’s of any team go out. Who doesn’t want to see high quality football? And who wants to see a team’s season go down the drain due to the injury of one player?

  14. Not a Saints fan, but I empathize with their awful luck in the twilight of Brees brilliantly underrated career. I also hate it when high quality QB’s of any team go out. Who doesn’t want to see high quality football? And who wants to see a team’s season go down the drain due to the injury of one player?

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    @mrphelps01…….i remember this happening on numerous occasions over the years. None more personally devastating than the McMahon injury after that idiot from Green Bay slammed him on his shoulder roughly 30 minutes after McMahon threw the ball

  15. stevens7777 says:
    September 17, 2019 at 5:46 pm
    Not really a very tough schedule: includes Bucs, Jags, Cards—all winnable games.
    If Brees is out for 7 weeks they could easily go 4-3, and still be in 1st place in the South, which looks especially weak this year:
    10-6 probably wins it.
    In the playoffs anything can happen.
    The sky is not falling yet for the Saints.

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    Possible. But 10 wins won’t get them too many home games in playoffs. The saints are not the same team outsode of that dome, playing on the road in the cold during Janurary in a possible outdoor stadium is Brees’ kryptonite.

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