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(2,186 posts)
Wed Nov 18, 2020, 03:52 PM Nov 2020

Brees kept playing with 5 broken ribs!

3 from the week before and 2 in the last game. I cannot imagine---he is one tough dude!

I broke several ribs when I fell off a ladder while painting. I finished painting, put the ladder in the basement, then sat on the couch. Eventually, the pain became unbearable and I knew something was up. By the time I got to the ER, I was a miserable wretch.


Remarkably, Brees stayed in the game for the final eight minutes of the first half Sunday after absorbing a big hit by 49ers defensive tackle Kentavius Street -- finishing one touchdown drive, then completing five passes on another TD drive. He was unable to continue in the second half, though.

A source told Werder that Brees broke two ribs on his right side during the first half of the 49ers game -- and that doctors believe those fractures may have punctured his lung, creating a pneumothorax. Doctors also discovered three fractured ribs on Brees' left side, which are believed to have occurred a week earlier in a 38-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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Brees kept playing with 5 broken ribs! (Original Post) Delarage Nov 2020 OP
That's why they have shots for pain underpants Nov 2020 #1
Not much you can do for ribs Delarage Nov 2020 #2
Ugh. Sounds rough. underpants Nov 2020 #3
i broke a rib falling on ice... it didnt even hurt until the next day so I can see him doing this... samnsara Nov 2020 #4
ribs are serious, paralyzing pain greenman3610 Nov 2020 #5
That's very dangerous. LastDemocratInSC Nov 2020 #6
No he is Rebl2 Nov 2020 #7
It did puncture a lung Delarage Nov 2020 #8
Chyron on the ABC game says he has 11 broken ribs. House of Roberts Nov 2020 #9


(182,562 posts)
1. That's why they have shots for pain
Wed Nov 18, 2020, 03:54 PM
Nov 2020

Of course Tyrod Taylor was getting a shot and they punctured his lung.


(2,186 posts)
2. Not much you can do for ribs
Wed Nov 18, 2020, 03:57 PM
Nov 2020

Other than mega-pain medicine. They gave me some hardcore stuff but it made me "off" so I saved that for sleeping, which was the worst part (mainly getting in and out of bed). I just took mega-ibuprofen during the day and whined a lot until they started to feel better in about 4-5 weeks.


(17,602 posts)
4. i broke a rib falling on ice... it didnt even hurt until the next day so I can see him doing this...
Wed Nov 18, 2020, 04:05 PM
Nov 2020

...however after the pain set in, it was the worse!! It took me 7 minutes to get out of bed.


(3,645 posts)
6. That's very dangerous.
Wed Nov 18, 2020, 06:08 PM
Nov 2020

If a rib is broken such that it is splintered that like having a knife blade close to the lungs, heart, and major blood vessels.


(13,434 posts)
7. No he is
Wed Nov 18, 2020, 06:49 PM
Nov 2020

not one tough dude. I find it to be a very stupid thing to do because a rib can puncture a lung. Then he would be out of the game for weeks.


(2,186 posts)
8. It did puncture a lung
Wed Nov 18, 2020, 07:43 PM
Nov 2020

And I'm sure he's out a while. I doubt he knew they were broken...I didn't know mine were...but there had to have been some pain. I thought would just have bruising until the x-rays came. As others (& I) have attested, there is a delay before the pain gets crazy

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