The New Orleans Saints are going to have to make changes after extent of Brees’ injuries revealed
By Bob Garcia
The team’s star quarterback took a shot in this past Sunday’s game that is worse than first imagined
The New Orleans Saints are currently on top of the NFC South and want to hold onto that position. The success the team has seen this year has been due, in no small part, to the talents of quarterback Drew Brees, but a change is now going to be needed. Brees was injured this past Sunday in the game against the San Francisco 49ers and had to undergo an MRI to discover the extent of the damage. The results are in, and they’re not good.
Brees reportedly suffered multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung when he was sacked by Kentavius Street in the first half of Sunday’s game. He was sent out and Jameis Winston came in, leading the team to a fairly easy victory. However, the Saints would have liked to count on Brees to keep their momentum going, and that is now unlikely to happen. At a minimum, the QB is expected to miss a couple of weeks.
The Saints have two potential candidates to replace Brees – Winston and Taysom Hill. Winston was the first pick in the NFL Draft in 2015 and came to New Orleans by way of Tampa Bay this past offseason. Hill is an undrafted player who has been able to play several positions, including quarterback, tight end and wide receiver, and either player could be brought in to carry the team for the next couple of weeks.
Who will be chosen is still up in the air. Head Coach Sean Payton hasn’t released the information, but Saints fans will have a better idea after the team’s practice tomorrow.