Brees stayed in Los Angeles to meet with renowned hand surgeon Dr. Steve Shin, who performed UCL surgery on baseball player Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels in 2017.That's very exciting. They say the athletes who get the tape job usually end up recovering faster. Which puts Brees back with the team in 6-8 weeks. There's an outside chance, given the week 9 bye and everything, that he could play November 10 against the Falcons. A tour of division opponents follows that date so it's something to shoot for. Another idea would be to try and pray the pain away. Does Drew know anybody who could help with that?
If the UCL is the problem with Brees' thumb, the ligament will likely be repaired by drilling a hole through the bone and tying a suture to the ligament to stabilize it.
Dr. Shin is known for augmenting that procedure with extra suture tape, which helps provide extra stability.
So, anyway, don't despair. Now we have a dramatic arc to follow this season beyond just bitching about the stupid refs all the time. Not that that isn't fun too. Look how fun that was on opening night.
But, yeah, it's time for new things to happen. Also, as usual, I meant to write something to kick off the season but missed that deadline. Varg and I tried to make up for it on the fake radio show which, by the way, we're putting out on YouTube too now in case people prefer to consume their #content there.