NFL 2020: Drew Brees suffers 11 rib fractures and one punctured lung

NFL 2020 The Saints quarterback must be off the field for at least three games

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The quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, Drew BreesHe said this Saturday night that the doctors have been encouraged by the progress in his rehabilitation. According to Brees, physicians are optimistic about their progress, specifically the improvement in lung function and the continued dissipation of the lung. pneumothorax suffered during the first half of the victory last weekend about San Francisco 49ers.

Speaking to sports news network ESPN, Brees also noted that doctors discovered additional rib fractures. Brees went on injured reserve on Friday afternoon, which means must miss at least three games while recovering from fractured ribs on both sides of the body and perforated right lung. With lung injuries as the main concern, Brees explained that he underwent X-rays and CT scans and that doctors examined him every other day this week.

The medical team treating him confirmed a total of eight rib fractures on his left side and three on his right, the star specified. That number is more than double the total number of fractures they detected on Monday, when they revealed that he had five broken ribs.

In the same statements, Brees noted that he believes that all the fractures on his left side occurred against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two weeks ago and that those on the right side occurred against the 49ers, last Sunday. Brees reports that the additional fractures became visible on scans as the swelling in the chest diminished, allowing the damage to be more easily seen.

He also admitted that his body is like paralyzed due to the injuries he sustained during the match against the 49ers. Brees indicated that it was a lack of functionality at half-time that led him to report to the head coach of the Saints, Sean Payton, that he could no longer play and indicated that he could not throw the ball even 10 yards at that time.

But he said he hopes to be ready to play as soon as he’s eligible in Week 14 of the regular season and can do so without increased risk of re-injury. It’s the 41-year-old Brees’ first time on the disabled list, and It will be the seventh game to be lost due to injury in his 20-year career.

Taysom Hill is expected to make his first career start in the National Football League (NFL) when the Saints take on the Saints on Sunday. Falcons from Atlanta, rival of the same division.

The Saints with a 7-2 winning record are the leaders in the South Division of the National Conference (NFC), while the Falcons (3-6) are in third place, but come into the game with the winning streak of two consecutive games.