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Report: Brees has fracture, torn meniscus in knee

Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:21 pm
Edited on: November 4, 2010 3:01 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit
D. Brees
Kenny Wilkerson of WIST-AM radio is reporting that the New Orleans Saints are hiding a significant injury to Drew Brees. Wilkerson says Brees has a fracture and torn meniscus in his left knee. 

Brees suffered what was described as a mild knee sprain early in the season. He’s been wearing a brace but has not missed any action.

Wilkerson says his source is “impeccable” and that his report is “100 thousand-trillion-million percent” accurate. He even went so far as to suggest that Brees will need Microfracture surgery after the season. (Though this has to be considered mere speculation at this point.)

Brees has been a tad inconsistent at times this season (he leads the league with 11 interceptions), though no one has suggested that he looks like his knee is bothering him. With this rumor now swirling, you can expect that will change. 

UPDATE 3:00 pm ET:
Props to our Saints Rapid Reporter Larry Holder for passing this along:

Coach Sean Payton called the report of Drew Brees having a fracture and torn meniscus in his left knee "inaccurate." "It's not right," Payton said. "Completely. False. This week, he's without the brace, sleeve or anything." A league source also said Brees laughed when he heard the report.

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Comments

Since: Jul 16, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:52 pm
 

Report: Brees has fracture, torn meniscus in knee

Sucks?  The Saints are 5-3, which is exactly a 1/2 game removed from the BEST RECORD in the NFC.  The only thing that sucks is your football intelligence Jackass.



Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:52 pm
 

Report: Brees has fracture, torn meniscus in knee

It can't be as big of a problem as this makes it seem or else people would notice the knee was bad. I think its less TOs on defense, soemthing they did amazing at last year, and the loss of their two RBs, Thomas and Bush. Sure the new guy, Ivey(sp?) has done alright and had a great game a few weeks ago, but a guy like Bush can really open the field and take the attention off some of their recievers. A player that commands that much attention can be a huge loss. Look at GB and MN, teams taht are missing a key O player right now and tell me who looks great. GB has no running attack and the O has been stagnant. Vikes are missing a deep threat and Harvin's numbers aren't great (except recently when they had Moss). neither team looks great and one who once was a SB contender is now at the bottom of the division. Lucky for the saints they can overcome the loss and get some wins in the meantime, but I think missing bush has hurt the team more than the knee



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:51 pm
 

Report: Brees has fracture, torn meniscus in knee

I'll only believe it if it's 100 thousand-trillion-million and one percent accurate.



Since: Oct 21, 2009
Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:44 pm
 

Report: Brees has fracture, torn meniscus in knee

Well Duh!!! He was on the Madden cover this year, why would anyone expect anything different????



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:43 pm
 

Report: Brees has fracture, torn meniscus in knee

Get over it. Your team lost last year, and now it sucks this year.

Have a fun rest of the season



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:41 pm
 

Report: Brees has fracture, torn meniscus in knee

Could be... but I think its more of a lack of a running game that is giving him problems. Hes being asked to throw too many times per game and defenders are keying in on his passes. This will just give the doubters a reason to blame his inconsistent play on, when all he really needs is Pierre Thomas to get off his ass and get the ankle aright already.



Since: Mar 29, 2008
Posted on: November 4, 2010 1:39 pm
 

Report: Brees has fracture, torn meniscus in knee

X marks the spot aim for that knee you know the Saints would, payback's a biatch


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