Understanding Drew Brees' thumb injury: What's the UCL? How does the surgery work? (1 Viewer)

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BY EMILY WOODRUFF | Staff writer

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a torn ligament in his right thumb, a source confirmed to The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate. The injury requires surgery and will likely keep Brees from playing for around six weeks.

Though the recovery time is significant, the type of injury Brees most likely sustained is fairly common – in fact, it’s known as gamekeeper’s or skier’s thumb because of its prevalence in sports.

The thumb injury most common in...

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