Not only did the New Orleans Saints fail to get even a modicum of revenge against the Los Angeles Rams, they were screwed out of an obvious fumble return touchdown, but their star quarterback suffered a potentially significant injury.
Drew Brees missed most of New Orleans’ 27-9 loss to the Rams after his throwing hand collided with none other than Aaron Donald. The end result was a thumb injury that needed to be wrapped up by the medical team, and despite efforts to get back into the game, Teddy Bridgewater took control of the offense for the final three quarters of action.
We do not yet know the extent of Brees’ injury, but he is staying in Los Angeles while the rest of the team travels to Seattle for their Week 3 game against the Seahawks.
Drew Brees says he hurt his thumb on the pass attempt to Jared Cook & that he hit it on Aaron Donald. Says he is seeing the hand specialist in LA today. Adds he is concerned and that it could be significant.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 16, 2019
Bridgewater was just 17/30 for 165 yards and a QBR of 10.8, as the Saints failed to get into the end zone. He has only thrown 53 passes as a member of the Saints, and this particular game was his first set of meaningful snaps since he was with the Minnesota Vikings in 2015.
Seattle could be playing a backup QB for the second consecutive week, only this time for a full game and not just the 2nd half. We will presumably know more within the next couple of days.