Thursday December 24th, 2015

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees told reporters Thursday he has “every intention of playing” against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

Brees is dealing with a tear of his plantar fascia near his heel. He sustained the injury in the Saints’ loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday. Brees did not miss a play during the game, throwing for 341 yards and three touchdowns. The Saints are 5–9 and out of playoff contention.

He told reporters after sitting out practice Thursday that he was “playing it safe,” and does not expect to miss New Orleans’s next game. “I’m going to play,” he reiterated.

“I want to play for my guys,” he said. “Bottom line.”

Brees is now in his 10th season with the Saints. He has missed only two games due to injury since joining the team. In 2015, Brees has thrown for 4,135 yards with 28 touchdowns. 

The Saints host the 5–9 Jaguars on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET.


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