(LOS ANGELES) — Saints fans watched in horror as they saw their quarterback of 14 years go down.
In the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, Drew Brees injured his thumb while throwing a pass. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald attempted to bat the ball away, but ended up hitting Brees’ thumb, taking him out for the rest of the game. When Brees got to the sideline, he could not pick up a football.
Brees tore a ligament in his thumb and is expected to miss approximately six weeks of football. His loss during the Ram game impacted the morale of the whole team. The Saints ended up losing the game.
The Saints will travel to Seattle to face the Seahawks where New Orleans is a four point underdog. Teddy Bridgewater and Taysom Hill will share the quarterback position. Bridgewater was 17 for 30 on Sunday’s game against the Rams. Hill has been used as a utility player for Sean Payton while playing on special teams, tight end, wide receiver, and running back.
If the Saints win at least two games in the six game span before Brees comes back, the Saints can potentially win out and make the playoffs.