Saints QB Drew Brees says he has 11 fractured ribs, hopeful to play in Week 14 (1 Viewer)

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has 11 total fractured ribs, which is six more than were originally diagnosed as broken, he told ESPN's Ed Werder on Saturday.

That's up from his original diagnosis of five rib fractures. Humans have 24 ribs, 12 on each side of the body — which means Brees has fractured almost half of his ribs.

Brees told Werder that eight of the rib fractures are on his left side — which were broken against the 49ers — and three are on his right side. The broken ribs on Brees' right side were likely injured against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Even with those...

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