Drew Brees provided a positive update that should cheer up Who Dat Nation as the star quarterback rehabs his surgically repaired thumb.
In a Wednesday radio appearance on WWL, the New Orleans Saints legend said he’s getting stronger every day in his recovery from the injury sustained in Week 2 vs. the Rams.
Brees adds that he can now brush his teeth, floss and pick up a glass of water. Small steps but these are things Brees couldn’t do even a few days ago.
Drew Brees said on WWL Radio his thumb is getting stronger every day. He can brush his teeth, floss, pick up a glass of water. He couldn’t do that a few days ago. pic.twitter.com/2FymIwE6sK
— Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) October 2, 2019
Brees was initially projected to be sidelined for six weeks after undergoing surgery. However, Brees has been ambitiously targeting an earlier return, so this update could signal a quicker comeback.
“I’m just trying to stay ahead of schedule right now and beat the prognosis and get back with this team as quickly as I can,” Brees said to CST.
So far it’s been no Brees, no problem for the resilient Saints (3-1), as backup Teddy Bridgewater has guided the team to back-to-back wins against the Seahawks (33-27) and Cowboys (12-10).
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It was a total team effort for the Saints in their victory against the previously undefeated Cowboys (3-1).
Wil Lutz went 4-for-4 on field goals, Michael Thomas amassed nine receptions for 95 yards, Vonn Bell tallied 10 total tackles along with a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries, A.J Klein forced a fumble and Marcus Williams secured the game-sealing interception.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 30, 2019
Making the victory even more gratifying is that this was the first time since 1998 against the Buccaneers that the Saints were victorious in a game in which they didn’t score a touchdown.
“It was a complete team win. I love to watch our team grow and continue to get better and better,” Brees said to CST. “I think that was evident last week in Seattle and it carried over into tonight against a very, very good football team in the Dallas Cowboys.”
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Brees was especially complimentary of the job the Saints did on defense. The Saints held two-time Pro Bowler Ezekiel Elliott to just 35 yards rushing.
“Can’t say enough about the way our defense played tonight, keeping a lot of those playmakers at bay and getting a couple of big turnovers,” Brees said to CST.
Brees is the ultimate competitor and hates not being on the field. Yet, he still makes sure he’s an active presence for his teammates and will remain so when the Saints host the NFC South rival Buccaneers (2-2) on Sunday.
“I just try to be as supportive as I can. I try to go through very much the same routine as if I was playing the game…” Brees said to CST. “I’m here to help and support and do whatever I can when I’m on the sideline.”