Is New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in tip top shape after ankle injury?


Sep 16, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis (58) reacts after pressuring New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9). The Panthers defeated the Saints 35-27 at Bank of America Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

We are all plenty aware of the rough preseason and the lackluster beginnings of the regular season, but after being tackled by the Carolina Panthers’ Greg Hardy, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees may not be feeling his best.

Although the record-breaking quarterback came back into the dreadful game versus Carolina, his injury is something New Orleans cannot afford. If Brees were lost so early in the regular season, the already diminishing receivers would be beyond lost if Saints back up quarterback Chase Daniel were to take control. Daniel does show some promising plays but he definitely doesn’t have the experience to lead the Saints down Super Bowl row.

The injury occurred with the Saints down by 15 points against the Panthers. Brees almost got sacked on a third down as Carolinas’ Hardy threw him down to the ground. As he was falling, Brees’ ankle rolled underneath the defensive end’s body. He then limped off the field to the Saints sideline and had to have his ankle taped up.

Prior to his return on the field, Brees was seen reading over play charts and Daniel was warming up in case of his absence. After playing through what seems to be a minor injury, Brees completed 3-of-4 passes for 39 yards, leading the Saints to another scoring drive and performing in his natural state.