Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has missed the last five games with a partially torn plantar fascia. A partial tear of the ligament is said to be more painful to play through than a full tear. Brees “hopes to play” in New Orleans’s last two games, Werder reports.
Brees will seek a second opinion from the same doctor who has seen Manning, Werder adds.
Brees had the MRI after injuring his foot in the team’s loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday night. He was seen wearing a walking boot after the game, and told reporters his MRI was scheduled for Tuesday.
“I don’t know what we got going here,” Brees said. “We’ll know more tomorrow after the MRI. We’ll see.”
Trainers taped up Brees’s foot during the first half of the game, but he did not miss a snap. He finished the game with 341 yards, three touchdown passes and no interceptions as he became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 60,000 yards.
Brees also missed one game this season—a Week 3 loss to the Carolina Panthers—with a shoulder injury.
The Saints’ record dropped to 5–9 with the 35–27 loss, and they sit in last place in the NFC South. They will host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in their final game of the season at the Superdome.
- Erin Flynn