NFL 2020 Doctors are optimistic about its evolution
EThe quarterback for 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, doctors are optimistic about his progress, specifically the improvement in lung function and the continued dissipation of the pneumothorax suffered during the first half of last weekend’s victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Speaking to sports news network ESPN, Brees also noted that doctors discovered additional rib fractures.
Brees went on injured reserve Friday afternoon, which means he must miss at least three games while he recovers from fractured ribs on both sides of his body and a punctured 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 that treats him confirmed a total of eight rib fractures on his left side and three on the right.the star quarterback specified.
That number is more than double the total number of fractures found on Monday, when they revealed that the quarterback had five broken ribs.
In the same remarks, Brees noted that he believes 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 additional fractures became visible on scans as the swelling in the chest decreased., allowing the damage to be seen more easily. He also admitted that his body is like paralyzed from the injuries he sustained during the game against the 49ers.
Brees indicated that it was a lack of functionality at halftime that led him to inform Saints head coach Sean Payton that he would no longer be able to play and indicated that he was unable to throw the ball even 10 yards at the time.
But he indicated that he hopes to be ready to play as soon as he is eligible in Week 14 of the regular season and can do so without increased risk of further injury.
It’s the 41-year-old Brees’ first time on the disabled list, and it will be the seventh game he has missed 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 face the Atlanta Falcons, rival from the same division, on Sunday.
The 7-2 winning Saints are the leaders in the National Conference (NFC) Southern Division, while the Falcons (3-6) are in third place, but come into the game with a two-game winning streak.