Brees Injury Diagnosis MERGED (UPDATE: Drew expected to have surgery on torn ligament - out 6 weeks) (2 Viewers)

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Nope.

I believe this Dr. is pioneering a new procedure for this type of injury where he reinforces the ligament with some type of "tape". (not really tape as we know it but rather a strong material),
He anchors this "tape" over the ligament. Cuts recovery time significantly. So far, it has very promising results. I believe Mike Trout had this same procedure done in 2017.

One thing is for sure, Brees is seeing the very best Dr. for this type of injury in the country-and possibly the world.

this site shows actual surgery lol
 

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I have no idea one way or another but you significantly reduce that risk getting treated in an area that isn't home to a rival.
Hate to break it to you but not everyone in the greater LA area is a Rams can. Some don't even like football. This surgeon is one of the best in the business and like many others takes pride in his work.
 

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I could be wrong but I've always been told it's better to break something than tear ligaments.
and these ligaments are 40 years old...anyway..all we can do is wait and hope...you never know...he already came back from having his shoulder shredded...
But...ligament in the thumb, throwing hand....not good...I am not going to speculate...just wait, hope one of these back up qbs can get us through, or come to life and
grow into who we need...either way. My season is suffering like it rarely ever has...I am sad....very very sad....I felt like this may have been the most complete team
we ever fielded, and I secretly felt it was Brees last year...I need a paper bag...hyperventilating...
 

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I just feel bad for the younger Who Dats who have grown up only knowing life with Drew Brees. This is going to be hardest on them. Older fans have been expecting this to happen for a decade.

I think this team has the talent to stay afloat until Drew returns. That's if he returns at all. We're about to see just how good SP is. It will be interesting to see how he handles this. He has to tailor the game plan around Teddy's strengths, whatever they are.
 

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Thank you for an interesting vid......wow, the thumb is complicated! Those ligaments are such a tiny part of the anatomy, but so vital to a quarterback being effective.

When Peyton Manning & Tom Brady both had their knee surgeries, they both got infected afterwards. I asked an Ortho MD how that could possibly happen, when both players had the best care in the world. He said, “1% get infected, no matter what.”

Praying for Drew to have a safe surgery & recovery. Who Dat!
Infection is always possible but typically they are much more likely in poor surgical candidates (patients that have diabetes, history of infections, and tobacco users). Brees is the opposite...an excellent surgical candidate.

I’m not as worried about infection as much as the injury itself. Sometimes these things take more than 6 weeks to heal up.
 

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I would like to see Teddy after a full week with the ones and a game plan built for him. I still think he is slow in his progressions and needs to speed it up a little
I would even say multiple weeks to give Teddy a situation where he can show improvement game to game. He'll get opportunities but he has to stay on time with his throws. Cant expect it to look like Payton-Brees but gotta be better than that 2nd half 4sho.
 

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Hate to break it to you but not everyone in the greater LA area is a Rams can. Some don't even like football. This surgeon is one of the best in the business and like many others takes pride in his work.
Yeah the idea that this renowned hand surgeon that millionaire athletes come to from all around is going to somehow perform a lesser job on Drew Brees because the surgeon lives the LA area is lunacy.

Specialist surgeons are about the biggest egos you’ll meet - they are judged on their work and they believe they’re the best in the business because of the results they get. If Drew’s isn’t a full scale success, the doctor is just as disappointed - it’s his work, his career. Even if he was a Rams fan. It’s just silly.
 

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Hate to break it to you but not everyone in the greater LA area is a Rams can. Some don't even like football. This surgeon is one of the best in the business and like many others takes pride in his work.
True that.

I had a foot injury, had a stellar Ortho doc, & it was recommended that I wear one of those $600.00 ortho boots. I said, “I don’t want to wear one of those boots like Tom Brady had to wear.”
And the Ortho doc said, “Who is Tom Brady?”
 

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Yeah the idea that this renowned hand surgeon that millionaire athletes come to from all around is going to somehow perform a lesser job on Drew Brees because the surgeon lives the LA area is lunacy.

Specialist surgeons are about the biggest egos you’ll meet - they are judged on their work and they believe they’re the best in the business because of the results they get. If Drew’s isn’t a full scale success, the doctor is just as disappointed - it’s his work, his career. Even if he was a Rams fan. It’s just silly.
Paging Dr Stephen Strange.

;)

Art imitating life.
 

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I don't get the second opinion part, obviously it's a serious injury so do your due diligence, but if something is torn it needs to be corrected asap. I don't think this is something he can get by and wait until the off season with pain management.
 

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I don't get the second opinion part, obviously it's a serious injury so do your due diligence, but if something is torn it needs to be corrected asap. I don't think this is something he can get by and wait until the off season with pain management.
Well, you are correct and here's where it gets scary for Saints fans...

Why would you get a second opinion, typically? Well, typically it's when the first opinion is "unsatisfactory" and you are holding out hope that there is a more favorable view or approach to your injury/illness.

So the optimist might say "Drew is doing due diligence before he commits to being out 6 weeks with surgery" where the pessimist might think "Drew heard he's done for the year and is looking for a possible alternative that allows his to, in some way, salvage the season".

I'm deeply concerned by this.
 

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I don't get the second opinion part, obviously it's a serious injury so do your due diligence, but if something is torn it needs to be corrected asap. I don't think this is something he can get by and wait until the off season with pain management.
I would be surprised if Drew did not get a second opinion. It is his body and this decision needs to be made after getting all the info and recommendations he can. This will be done quickly, if not already done, and Drew will make the correct decision for himself and his overall long term recovery. My guess also is that they still need to get the swelling down as with most surgeries of this nature before cutting him.
 

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