Shalise Manza Young,Yahoo Sports•September 16, 2019

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been remarkably durable during his career with the team, missing only three games, one to injury, during his 13-plus seasons.

That’s about to change.

Via reports from ESPN and NFL Network, the Pro Bowler has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in the thumb of his throwing hand and will undergo surgery.

The current timeline for his return is six weeks.

Brees left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams with 6:44 left in the first quarter; he was injured on a pass play, when his hand met that of Rams All-Pro Aaron Donald on a follow-through.