Drew Brees Optimistic about his Recovery

13:36 October 21, 2019
By: Caroline Glattly

New Orleans Saints Quarterback, Drew Brees is back at it, throwing an NFL football after making progress in his rehabilitation from a torn ligament in his thumb that he sustained in September. Despite rigorous recovery expectations, Brees is firm on returning before the 6-8 week timeline that doctors initially gave him.

"I feel good doing (throwing), but there's more to it. Don't just stand still, throw a ball and say I'm ready to go," Brees said, adding that he has noticed daily progress in his healing.

"I'm still ahead. My expectations are maybe a bit aggressive. There's certainly been those days when you didn't quite make it as far as you had expected in your mind, in regards to progress. Then I'm reminded by those around me, this is still really, really good for all things considered," Brees told Cox Sports Television in an interview this past Sunday.

Brees underwent surgery on September 18th to repair his Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) after sustaining the tear during the September 16th game against the Los Angeles Rams.

If the six week projected return date maintains, we will see Brees hit the field on Sunday, October 27th against the Arizona Cardinals.

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