Week 2 saw the Saints take a major blow. On the field, they suffered a 27-9 loss to the LA Rams. Once again they were screwed over by the refs when a touchdown was called back due to an early whistle. But worst of all, Drew Brees left the game due to a hand injury.
.@ErinAndrews was told during the half that Drew Brees simply “could not grip the ball.”
He is still questionable to return. pic.twitter.com/Ma88LVtLwX
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 15, 2019
Brees did not return. In fact, early returns speculate that Brees could miss some time in the coming weeks. After the game, Brees was asked about the injury and said he is “concerned”.
The Saints QB will stay in LA overnight to get his hand examined by a specialist in the morning.
Drew Brees saying he’s seeing a specialist in L.A. for his thumb injury … about now … admits “significant”
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 16, 2019
The injury occurred when Aaron Donald collided with the quarterback’s hand when throwing a pass. Brees had been under duress early in that game with the vaunted defensive line of the Rams getting after him often.
With the injury, the Saints revenge tour takes a major hit. Luckily for them, the rest of the NFC south hasn’t looked good so far this year.