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Drew Brees' rapid recovery from a shoulder injury has continued today with the news that the veteran quarterback is no longer listed on the New Orleans Saints injury report.

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The news will be met with delight by fans of the franchise who, despite seeing the QB return to the lineup last weekend, still held concerns over his long-term health.

Indeed, after initial reports from the likes of Ian Rapoport had suggested Brees could miss a large chunk of the season, this latest update will be music to the ears of the New Orleans franchise.

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As reported by Pro Football Talk, Brees' absence from the team's latest injury report is his own doing, the veteran telling reporters he requested to be taken off the list because he didn't "like being on there."

And, whilst this admission may lead some to fear Brees' stubbornness is masking any lingering issues with his throwing shoulder, the multi-time Pro Bowler moved to quell any such concerns by claiming the only pain he felt after his return to the lineup was the "normal soreness" after game day.

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Uphill task

Even with the Brees question now seemingly put to bed, the Saints face an uphill task to save their 2015 season.

With last week's win over the Cowboys their first of the season, Sean Payton's team will need Drew Brees to be at his efficient best if they are to have any chance of competing in the NFC South.

Divisional rivals the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers remain unbeaten so far this season, and Brees and the Saints must know nothing less than a victory in week five against the Eagles will do.

Saints fans: Is there any chance your team reaches the playoffs this season? Have your say in the comments below...

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