A second look meant more of the same for New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He still has five broken ribs and a punctured lung.
Brees wanted a second opinion after the first one revealed that list of injuries on Monday. Now, he will be out no less than two weeks, according Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
It has yet to be determined if Brees will go on the injured list, which would require him to miss a minimum of three weeks.
Either way, the news isn’t good for Brees or the Saints. They are 7-2, and other than maybe the Green Bay Packers and sometimes the Seattle Seahawks, the Saints have looked like the team to beat in the NFC.
Brees obviously is a major reason for that.
The Saints much now march on with Jameis Winston, the former No. 1 overall draft pick who led the league in passing yards with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season. He also led the league with 30 interceptions, so there’s that.
But as is so often said in the world of pro sports, “At least give the guy a chance to fail.” The Saints and their fans have no other choice.
Rapoport reported that the Saints will also utilize reserve QB Taysom Hill from time to time with Winston.