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    New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees progressing, says more rib fractures found


    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees told ESPN on Saturday night that doctors have been encouraged by his progress, specifically improvement in lung function and the continued dissipation of the pneumothorax suffered in the first half of last weekend's victory over the San Francisco 49ers. They've also discovered additional rib fractures, he said.

    Brees went on injured reserve Friday afternoon, meaning he must miss at least three games while recovering from cracked ribs and a punctured lung.

    With the lung injuries the main concern, Brees said he has undergone X-rays and CAT scans and has been seen by doctors every other day this week. They have confirmed a total of eight rib fractures on his left side and three on the right, he said. That's more than double the total from testing performed Monday, which revealed five fractured ribs.

    The additional fractures became visible on medical scans as swelling in the chest subsided and the damage was more easily observed, he said.Brees said he thinks all of the fractures on his left side occurred against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two weeks ago and that those on the right side occurred against the 49ers last Sunday.

    Brees described his body as shutting down becauseof the injuries during the 49ers game. He said it was a lack of functionality at halftime that prompted him to inform coach Sean Payton that he would no longer be able to play. Brees said he was not able to throw the ball even 10 yards at the time.

    Brees said he is hopeful that he will be ready to play as soon as he's eligible in Week 14 and can do so without further risk of reinjury.

    This is the first time Brees, 41, has been placed on IR, and this will be just the seventh game he has missed because of injury in his 20-year career. Taysom Hill is expected to make the first start of his NFL career Sunday against the Falcons for New Orleans (7-2).

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    8 broken ribs and a collapsed lung. JFC, dude, give it up. Retire before your wife and kids have to see you die on the field. You've got enough money to take care of your grandkids and their grandkids. WTF is wrong with you?

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    he's done

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    if i was him i would be done. collapsed lung is scary shit and 11 rib fractures are no joke. now your ribs are weak. you don't fcuk with your ribs.

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    He is too old and too slow with noodle arm. Time to hang the ckests.

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    Well Taysom is not a true qb and winston is the absolute worst so what other choice...

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    I bet guy can barely eat