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AP source: Saints' Brees has torn ligament in thumb

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation.

Brees has elected to have surgery, but it is not yet clear when the operation will take place or who will perform it, the person said.

Standings - NFC South

Teams W L T Pct Div Conf
ATL 1 1 0 .500 0-0-0 1-1-0
NO 1 1 0 .500 0-0-0 0-1-0
TB 1 1 0 .500 1-0-0 1-1-0
CAR 0 2 0 .000 0-1-0 0-2-0

Team Leaders - Offense

Name Total
Yds Drew Brees 408
Cmp% Drew Brees 72.9
Yds Alvin Kamara 142
Y/Ru Alvin Kamara 5.5
Rec Michael Thomas 20
Yds Michael Thomas 212
TD Drew Brees 2

Team Leaders - Defense

Team Rankings - Offense

Total NFC Rank NFL Rank
PPG 19.5 11 19
RuY/G 102.5 9 17
Yds/G 274.5 8 13
TO 2 5 11
Rat 84.8 9 20
RZC% 40.0 13 25

Team Rankings - Defense

Total NFC Rank NFL Rank
PA/G 27.5 14 27
RuY/G 147.5 14 27
Yds/G 249.5 9 17
TA 2 10 16
Sk 9 1 1
RZC% 62.5 9 17

Latest Game - Sep 15, 2019

Final 1 2 3 4 T
NO(1-1) 0 3 3 3 9
LAR(2-0) 3 3 14 7 27

PassingRushingReceiving
NO Brees 3/5-38 Bridgewater 2-5 Harris 1--7
LAR Goff 19/28-283 Goff 4--2 Gurley II 3-4

Player News

Teddy Bridgewater QB: Although Bridgewater will... Sep 17, 3:28AM

Carl Granderson DE: Granderson is back on the... Sep 16, 7:46PM

Drew Brees QB: Brees confirmed Monday that... Sep 16, 6:22PM

Alex Anzalone LB: The Saints placed Anzalone... Sep 16, 5:35PM

Kiko Alonso LB: Alonso played only four snaps... Sep 16, 3:11PM

Player Injuries

Player Injury Status Exp Return
Alex Anzalone LB Undisclosed IR
Tre'Quan Smith WR Undisclosed Questionable
Andrus Peat OT Undisclosed Questionable
Drew Brees QB Hand Out Indefinitely
Keith Kirkwood WR Hamstring Questionable
Cameron Tom C Undisclosed IR
Colton Jumper LB Undisclosed IR
Josh Martin LB Shoulder - labrum IR
Sheldon Rankins DT Achilles Questionable
Garrett Griffin TE Undisclosed IR
Chase Hansen LB Undisclosed Questionable
Rickey Jefferson S Knee - acl Questionable
Jamarca Sanford S Undisclosed Questionable
Tony Carter CB Undisclosed Questionable

Recent Transactions

Date Player Transaction
2019/09/16 Alex Anzalone LB   on IR undisclosed
2019/09/16 Carl Granderson DE  reinstated
2019/09/12 Mitchell Loewen DE   pract. squad add
2019/09/10 Matt Dayes RB   cut
2019/09/10 Mitchell Loewen DE   cut

Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Sun, Sep 15 @LA Rams L, 27-9 Boxscore Recap
Mon, Sep 9 Houston W, 30-28 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time
Sun, Sep 22 @Seattle 4:25PM EDT Preview
Sun, Sep 29 Dallas 8:20PM EDT Preview
Sun, Oct 6 Tampa Bay 1:00PM EDT Preview
Sun, Oct 13 @Jacksonville 1:00PM EDT Preview
Sun, Oct 20 @Chicago 4:25PM EDT Preview