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Saints' Drew Brees reportedly out at least 2 weeks after further evaluation

Liz Roscher
·1-min read

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has reportedly gotten a second opinion on his recent injuries, but there doesn’t appear to be any change for the better. On the bright side, there’s also no change for the worse.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the scans of Brees’ injuries were sent to a doctor for a second opinion on Tuesday, but his diagnosis remained the same. Brees is reportedly expected to miss at least two weeks while recovering from multiple cracked ribs and a collapsed lung.

With two weeks being the reported timeline, it’s less likely that the Saints would put Brees on injured reserve. If they did, he’d have to miss three weeks, and they want as much flexibility as possible with Brees.

The Saints have yet to announce their starting quarterback for Week 11, but it’s widely expected to be Jameis Winston. Winston is Brees’ backup, and he came in when Brees got injured Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Head coach Sean Payton could also incorporate quarterback Taysom Hill into more plays.

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 01: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks on in action during a game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints on November 01, 2020 at Soldier Stadium, in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Saints QB Drew Brees will need at least two weeks to recover from multiple cracked ribs and a punctured lung. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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