Saints’ QB Drew Brees Misses Practice Due to Injured Oblique
The New Orleans Saints held quarterback Drew Brees from practice Saturday to do a strained left oblique, as reported by head coach Sean Payton via NFL.com.
Drew Brees day-to-day with oblique injury, misses Saturday scrimmage. http://t.co/tp8QUf63gh
— Eye on Football (@EyeOnNFL) August 2, 2014
The 35-year-old quarterback will be evaluated and is considered to be day-to-day as he deals with the strain. In the interim, quarterback Luke McCown is Brees’ primary backup and then there is second-season Ryan Griffin, and rookie Logan Kilgore in line.
Although the strain is minor, it lies within the core of his body and any throwing motion could antagonize the injury. If Brees does indeed play for another 10 years, this is just a reminder of little things that are bound to creep up every now and then. Hopefully the strain will clear up soon as Brees is definitely not one of those players we ever want to see sidelined.
Fantasy football owners beware and definitely draft a trusty backup this season if you’re planning on going the Brees route.