The New Orleans Saints have announced injury status of quarterback Drew Brees will be evaluated 'day to day', meaning he could be back as early as this weekend.
The Saints Head Coach Sean Payton said during this morning's press conference, according to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune: “It’ll be day to day, we’ll report it on our injury list. We’ll make sure we’re getting the reps we need at that position. . . .
“There’s nothing I’m going to say at all other than it’ll be day to day.”
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Brees apparently picked up a rotator cuff injury during the Saints' week two loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Some reports have said he is set to miss several weeks of action, while others say he could be available to play this weekend against their divisional rivals, the Carolina Panthers.
As expected, the Saints will wait until later on in the week to reveal if he can play or not, evaluating it on a day to day basis. And even if the Super Bowl winning quarterback can't play come Sunday, Payton said nothing much would change when it comes to equipping backup Luke McCown to the starting role.
He said: “The traits that Luke McCown has, in regards to similarities, it’s not like we have a whole zone read package with one and a drop back package with another."
Brees will speak to the media later today, but the evaluation will likely remain the same. The only hope for many members of the Saints organisation and their fans is that they place a proper time frame on the situation, rather than leaving the whole thing in uncertainty by giving it a day to day status.
Overall, this could round up what has been a horrible start of the 2015 season for Brees and the Saints in the NFC South. Fans will be hoping for a turnaround soon if the team is to achieve a playoff spot.