Drew Brees sat out the New Orleans Saints’ scrimmage on Saturday, because of an oblique strain he suffered Friday during practice, calling it a “day to day” injury.
“In the a.m. practice yesterday, he strained his left oblique,” Coach Sean Payton said. “We’ll take it day to day. But we didn’t we chose not to put him out there the day after it happened. Its gonna require a little rest and we’ll see how it is coming back on Monday and kind of treat it day by day.”
According to Saints’ right tackle Zach Strief, Brees’ injury came at a good time, because it’s still early in training camp and the Saints know what Brees can do. Meanwhile, his absence allowed more snaps for backups Logan Kilgore, Luke McCown and Ryan Griffin.
“I know its got to be really hard for Drew to just stand there and not be in pads and not be with his guys,” Strief said. “Its weird for him to not be running and not doing those things he’s used to doing.”
“And its just as weird for us not having him there. We do a lot of hugging and make sure he’s feeling OK, I’ve even rubbed his obliques a few times,” Strief said jokingly. “But seriously we want him to be healthy. And you know whats great about Drew, you know he’s gonna be in the training room twice as much as anybody and he’s gonna get himself right.”
The Saints are off on Sunday but will be returning to practice Monday afternoon.