Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a torn ligament in his throwing thumb and is going to require surgery, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Rapoport adds that "The timeframe depends on the surgery, but he’s likely out 6 weeks." Teddy Bridgewater is expected to start at quarterback for the Saints. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that Brees is expected to undergo surgery on the thumb as early as today. The Saints have a bye week in Week 9, so Week 10 against the Atlanta Falcons could be a realistic return date for the veteran quarterback. Monitor his status in the coming weeks, but fantasy owners should expect to be without Brees for at least the next month and a half.