The recovery for Saints QB Drew Brees from an oblique strain has been frustratingly slow, but he seems to be almost there and has started throwing again.
Twelve days after suffering a strained oblique in practice, Saints QB Drew Brees is now performing passing drills, but has not yet returned to full participation. Brees suffered the injury during a practice on August 1st and only recently put on pads for his first time. He missed the preseason opener against the St. Louis Rams and is expected to miss Friday’s preseason game against the Titans.
Brees has led the Saints to unprecedented heights as the team’s QB since being signed in 2006. Since 2006 he has started 127 out of 128 games (only missing one for a rest day after clinching the number one overall seed), and has set every major passing record in franchise history. In addition, Brees is the only QB in NFL history to accumulate multiple seasons passing for over 5,000 yards and has been in the top 2 for passing TDs every year since 2008.
Brees also led the Saints to their first and only Superbowl in 2009. They defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Superbowl XLIV. Brees was named the game’s MVP.