Drew Brees’ rib and lung injuries have turned out to be more serious than first thought with it being revealed on Saturday that the New Orleans Saints star has 11 fractured ribs, US media reported.
That number is up from the original diagnosis of five broken ribs for quarterback Brees, who also has a collapsed lung, US sports broadcaster ESPN reported. Additional tests showed Brees has eight broken ribs on the left side and three on the right.
Brees exited last week’s win against the San Francisco 49ers at halftime with what the Saints called a rib injury, suffered in a second-quarter sack by Kentavius Street that was ruled roughing the passer. Doctors also think he might have sustai…
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