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Wed Nov 18, 2020, 02:52 PM

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.

[link:https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30342698/second-opinions-confirm-injuries-new-orleans-saints-qb-drew-brees-source-says|

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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Reply Brees kept playing with 5 broken ribs! (Original post)
Delarage Nov 2020 OP
underpants Nov 2020 #1
Delarage Nov 2020 #2
underpants Nov 2020 #3
samnsara Nov 2020 #4
greenman3610 Nov 2020 #5
LastDemocratInSC Nov 2020 #6
Rebl2 Nov 2020 #7
Delarage Nov 2020 #8
House of Roberts Nov 2020 #9

Response to Delarage (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 02:54 PM

1. That's why they have shots for pain

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

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 02:57 PM

2. Not much you can do for ribs

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.

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Response to Delarage (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 02:58 PM

3. Ugh. Sounds rough.

Sorry to hear that.

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Response to Delarage (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 03:05 PM

4. i broke a rib falling on ice... it didnt even hurt until the next day so I can see him doing this...

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

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Response to Delarage (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 03:22 PM

5. ribs are serious, paralyzing pain

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Response to Delarage (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 05:08 PM

6. That's very dangerous.

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.

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Response to Delarage (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 05:49 PM

7. No he is

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.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 06:43 PM

8. It did puncture a lung

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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Response to Delarage (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:24 PM

9. Chyron on the ABC game says he has 11 broken ribs.

Seven on the left side from the Nov. 8th game

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