- Aug 1, 1997
- Sunset, La
Spurned by the Chargers' front office, quarterback recovers quickly from an injured shoulder to make Saints a success story.
By Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS — Doctors and physical therapists helped repair the extensive labrum and rotator-cuff tears in the throwing shoulder of quarterback Drew Brees.
As for the chip on his shoulder? Brees preferred to keep that.
"Yeah, I guess I've got one," said the quarterback who has helped reverse the fortunes of the once-hapless New Orleans Saints. "You always have to find an edge every year. ... My injury made me stronger mentally. It's going to make me stronger physically."
Cast aside by San Diego in favor of untested Philip Rivers, Brees has bounced back in dramatic fashion. He has guided the Saints to a 5-1 start, and has stunned coaches and team executives with his astounding recovery from an injury that some thought would spell the end of his NFL career. Full Story - Los Angeles Times