NFL
November 16, 2020
BY Lance Cartelli

Saints' Drew Brees Reportedly Has Multiple Rib Fractures, Collapsed Lung

Could the Drew Brees era be over in New Orleans? 

Brees suffered multiple broken ribs and a collapsed lung after taking a hit in the Saints' win over the 49ers on Sunday, according to ESPN. 

It is unknown how long Brees will be out for the Saints, but doctors are telling the 41-year-old to be cautious due to his collapsed lung. 

While that sounds incredibly painful, the good news is that Brees might avoid going injured reserve which would sideline him at least three weeks. 

With Brees set to miss time, it'll potentially be a glimpse into the Saints' future at quarterback. New Orleans has Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill as Brees' backup. 

It's unclear which QB will start for the Saints, but there's little doubt that both players will be used. Hill, who has never started in the NFL at quarterback, has thrown just 18 passes in his career. While Winston played the majority of the snaps under center after Brees exited the game. 

The Saints currently lead the NFC South with a 7-2 record. They play next play the Falcons in New Orleans. 

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