It was a tough week to be a quarterback in the NFL, as multiple big-name QBs suffered injuries in Week 10.
The most concerning injury was the one that knocked Drew Brees out of action in the first half of the Saints’ victory over the 49ers. It was revealed on Monday that Brees has suffered a collapsed lung along with multiple fractures around his ribs, and he’s likely to miss multiple games as a result.
We’ll be updating Brees’ status along with all the other key injuries around the league right here, so be sure to check back throughout the week for the latest information.
Week 11 NFL Injury Report
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Saints QB Drew Brees (ribs): Brees was knocked out of Sunday’s victory over the 49ers in the first half with a rib injury after completing eight passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, further testing revealed that Brees is dealing with multiple fractured ribs along with a collapsed lung. Though his recovery timeline has not yet been announced, Brees seems very likely to miss multiple games for New Orleans. Jameis Winston filled in after Brees left on Sunday, but head coach Sean Payton said today he has not yet decided who will start under center in Week 11.
Broncos QB Drew Lock (ribs): Lock is dealing with a strained muscle near his ribs, though thankfully none of his bones are broken or fractured. Head coach Vic Fangio called Lock “questionable for Wednesday’s practice” on Monday. If Lock misses too much practice this week, he’ll likely be held out in Week 11, according to Fangio, who went on to say, “We definitely want Drew to have a good week of preparation so he’s ready to play the game. So that could enter into the equation as we go into the week.”
Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee): Head coach Matt Rhule passed along some good news regarding Bridgewater on Monday after his starting quarterback was forced to leave the Panthers’ Week 10 loss with an injury. Updating Bridgewater’s status, Rhule said that Teddy “doesn’t have a significant injury,” though his Week 11 outlook is currently murky. For the time being, Bridgewater is being considered day-to-day, and if he’s unable to go this weekend, Will Grier and P.J. Walker will compete for the starting job.
Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb): After leading the Lions to a victory over the Washington Football Team on Sunday, Stafford underwent an X-ray on this thumb, which came back negative. Stafford suffered the injury in the first quarter of the game but was able to play through it, throwing for 276 yards with three touchdowns. When asked whether the injury may cause him to miss time, Stafford said, “I’m going to do everything I can to be out there. I like my chances.” Consider him probable to play this weekend until we hear otherwise.