https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1173605107927322625The Saints and Rams met on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles for a rematch of last year’s controversial NFC Championship Game that saw the Rams advance to the Super Bowl in overtime after a blatant pass interference went uncalled as the Saints were driving for a potential game-winning touchdown.
The two teams entered Week 2 at 1-0 with hopes of returning to the top of the conference, although both had to escape their Week 1 contests with narrow victories. Things got off to a sluggish start in L.A., despite the promise of two teams best known for their offenses, and in the first quarter the Saints saw star QB Drew Brees leave the game after injuring his throwing hand.
Brees was under pressure from Aaron Donald and threw an incompletion on third down, but his right hand and Donald’s hand collided on the follow through.
Brees would be seen shortly after on the sidelines with a wrap on his wrist and around the base of his thumb, and Teddy Bridgewater took over as the quarterback. Bridgewater’s first series was a struggle, but he led the Saints to a game-tying field goal on his second possession, but there is serious concern for the Saints going forward with Brees out.
The official diagnosis is a right thumb ligament tear with a six-week timetable expected before Brees is able to come back.
#Saints QB Drew Brees has a torn ligament in his throwing thumb and he’s going to require surgery, sources say. The timeframe depends on the surgery, but he’s likely out 6 weeks. That’s the initial estimate.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 16, 2019
Saints' QB Drew Brees is expected to undergo thumb surgery as early as today that would be expected to sideline him approximately 6 weeks, per leagues sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2019