Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) charges toward New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) after a pass pay in the 1st quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Brees would leave the game with a hand injury after the play.

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Saints QB Drew Brees to have surgery on his hand Wednesday, report says

NFLs all-time leading passer injured his thumb in loss to Rams

Amos Morale III
September 17, 2019 - 4:01 pm

Saints head coach Sean Payton said Monday afternoon that quarterback Drew Brees was seeking a second opinion on his injured right hand. 

After receiving that second opinion, Brees is set to have surgery on his right thumb Wednesday, according to a report from ESPN’s Ed Werder. 

According to the report, Brees' timetable to return "won’t be known until surgery is complete." 

Brees injured the thumb on his throwing hand in the first quarter of Sunday's 27-9 loss to the Los Angeles Rams after he collided with defensive tackle Aaron Donald's hand on pass attempt. Brees said after the game that he hoped the injury wasn't too significant, but will now have surgery.

Saints backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater stepped in when Brees left Sunday's game and will likely be New Orleans' starter for however long Brees is out.
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