Drew Brees expects to be back early

Drew Brees previously posted on social media to let fans know that his thumb surgery was a success. (Source: Drew Brees' Instagram)
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Saints quarterback Drew Brees believes he will be back on the football field before his doctor’s diagnosis of six weeks.

Brees, who’s still in Los Angeles because of some post-surgery rehab, said he will be on the sideline Sunday night, with a headset on.

He told WWL radio Wednesday night he was given three options to repair his right thumb and the one he chose allows him to remove the cast and begin rehab in a couple of weeks.

Brees said he consulted with both Mike Trout and former New Orleans Hornet Chris Paul, who’ve both had similar injuries and procedures in their careers.

Brees said he understands the timetable for his return to the field is six or so weeks. But, the Saints quarterbacks response to that was, “I think I can beat that.”

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