New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had a difficult 2020 season in the NFL. The 42-year-old went through multiple ailments, which in turn also affected his performance. In a recent emotional post, his wife Brittany spoke about his injuries, speaking of how difficult the year was for them.
Fox 8's Garland Gillen tweeted about Brittany's IG post that detailed Brees' injuries. As per Brittany, Brees played with rotator cuff and fascia tears, 11 broken ribs, and a collapsed lung. "This has been the hardest year of our lives, yet in some ways one of the best," Brittany wrote.
In her latest Instagram post, Drew Brees' wife Brittany said that Drew played with all these injuries this season:— Andrew Doak (@AndrewDoak_WWL) January 20, 2021
- Torn rotator cuff
- Torn fascia in foot
- Plus, 11 broken ribs and a collapsed lung (which we already knew about)@WWLTV
Couldn’t have said it better myself. At some point he must have known he was too hurt. Why not give your teammate a chance— Veddie (@veddie11) January 20, 2021
Brees was never on the injury report for a foot injury. 🧐— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) January 20, 2021
how it’s heroic in the slightest if the mf couldn’t get shit done 🤔🤔🤣🤣🤣— JAMAL (@ShowMeDa_BarFax) January 20, 2021
Wow a lot of things make sense now lol. Also a torn fascia must be terrible, fasciitis is the worst— Tommy (@Tfreillythe4) January 20, 2021
Fans had mixed reactions to the news. Many were saddened by it, wondering how difficult it must have been for Brees to play. However, some believed the Saints star should have been rested if it was that severe.
Out of the injuries mentioned, Brees' collapsed lung was documented. The Saints star ended up missing four regular-season games after breaking his ribs early on. As a result, Brees' performance suffered. The star quarterback finished the season with 2942 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
This year, even prior to his wife's note, Brees' retirement has been speculated. As per many rumours, the Saints' loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might have been his final game. However, Brees is yet to comment on the matter.