Drew Brees not only suffered 11 broken ribs and one lung injury in what is likely his final NFL season.
The future Hall of Famer and Saints quarterback also played with a torn rotator cuff (although it’s unclear whether it was in his right throwing shoulder) and torn connective tissue in his foot, as his wife Brittany said in an Instagram on Wednesday Post revealed.
Brees missed four games this season due to injury. He threw 24 touchdown passes and was intercepted six times.
The Saints were kicked out of the playoffs on Sunday by Tom Bradys Buccaneers, and although there was no official announcement, several reports said the 42-year-old Brees, who was with 80,358 yards the leader of the league is, will retire and join the NBC soccer booth.
« After crying for a few days … I’m so grateful for this year », wrote Brittany. « Your 20th in the NFL, my dear. This was the toughest year of our lives, but in some ways one of the best. “
Brittany may have alluded to Brees, who had a backlash in June for saying » I will never agree to anyone who disregards the flag of the United States of America or our country « when they went after The question was asked of players kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice.
Comments from Brees came as protests spread across the country following the death of George Floyd and sparked outrage among professional athletes, including some of his teammates / p>
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