Saints’ Brees now has 11 broken ribs with his collapsed lung

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has 11 total broken ribs. It was previously revealed that he was dealing with five broken ribs.

Despite the additional broken ribs, doctors are encouraged by his progress since the injury last Sunday, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. Brees was placed on injured reserve on Friday.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees warms up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Drew Brees warms up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Photo by the New Orleans Saints/Instagram)

Werder previously announced that there was no timetable for his return.

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As a result of being placed on IR, Brees will miss at least the next three weeks. In addition to having 11 broken ribs, the future Hall of Famer also is dealing with a collapsed lung.

Brees underwent X-rays and a CAT scan, the report said. In addition, the story also said that he has been going to doctors every other day this week.

He has eight broken ribs on the left side and three additional broken ribs on his right side.

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It is believed that he injured his left side of his rib cage in the Saints blowout win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Then, he injured his right rib cage when he was hit late in the second quarter last Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

The legend said that ‘his body shut down’ once he got hit in the 49ers game. He reportedly could not function, which caused Brees to go to head coach Sean Payton to tell him that he could not play.

For the first-time in his career, Brees has been placed on injured reserve. He will now miss his seventh career game on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.

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Without Brees, the Saints are expected to start Taysom Hill, as his replacement.

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