Brees will have surgery on Wednesday, timetable for return uncertain

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Drew Brees will have surgery on his injured thumb tomorrow in Los Angeles. That’s according to ESPN reporter Ed Werder.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees watches from the sidelines after getting hurt during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. Brees has been diagnosed with a torn ligament near the thumb of his throwing hand that is expected to sideline him at least six weeks, said a person familiar with the situation. Brees has elected to have surgery, but it is not yet clear when the operation will take place or who will perform it, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. | Photo Source: AP Photo / Marcio Jose Sanchez

A source told Werder the timetable for his return won’t be known until the surgery is complete.

“I’m confident in the surgery that will take place and will dedicate myself to the rehab process to get back as quickly as I can," said Drew Brees to Werder.

Brees fired an incomplete pass to Jared Cook but his thumb hit the hand of Aaron Donald early in the first quarter against the Rams, injuring his thumb.

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