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Drew Brees is set to miss games for the second straight game after being put on injured reserve by the New Orleans Saints on Friday.If he misses the minimum of three games, it depends on the severity of his rib injuries that are developing when there were many more broken bones than initial tests showed

Brees has 11 broken ribs instead of the five shown in the first test, eight on the left and three on the right, according to Ed Werner of ESPN.Most people have 24 ribs, with 12 on each side of the body. Brees also has a collapsed lung , but says doctors have been encouraged by his advances in lung function over the past few days

The Saints quarterback believes the rib injuries on his left side occurred in a week 9 loss to the New Orleans Saints, while the injuries on his right side occurred in week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers – when he was Saints head coach Sean Payton said he was unable to leave because of the injury Brees believes he can be ready to play once he is eligible to return from injured reserves – that would be week 14 against the Philadelphia Eagles

“His knowledge of what we’re doing aggressively (and) his expertise – is priceless,” Payton said of Brees Friday. “He’s got great eyes and really good insight. It’s obviously like being with another coach. And last year, when this happened it wasn’t because he had some scans done I think it was maybe week 2 when he came to see us but yeah this is a big deal “

New Orleans has chosen to start Taysom Hill against Jameis Winston for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons. Hill has only thrown 18 passes in his NFL career

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World News – US – Drew Brees has reportedly had more broken ribs than the original test showed, say doctors, encouraged by the progress