While the NFL future of surefire Hall-of-Famer and longtime New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is very much so up in the air, the immediacy of the end of his 2020 campaign following a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is equally as real.
After missing Week 11-14 with broken ribs and a collapsed lung, Brees bounced back to help lead the Saints to the No. 2 seed in the NFC in the NFL Playoffs. However, it turns out that he was dealing with a lot more than just those physical setbacks this season as well.
That's right, beyond the 11 broken ribs and a collapsed lung, Brees also apparently battled through a torn rotator cuff and a torn fascia in his foot, according to Brees' wife Brittany.
Considering a torn rotator cuff can take up to 4-6 months to recover (with surgery), and a torn fascia can take up to 9-12 weeks to recover on their own, Brees' 2020 season resilience is truly a remarkable feat regardless of the losing outcome in the postseason.
Even if Brees' incredible and decorated career has come to an end, we can all just hope that he takes the upcoming months to fully recover and regain his health.
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