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Report: Saints hiding fracture, torn meniscus in Brees’ knee


Ever since Saints quarterback Drew Brees suffered a knee “situation” on September 26 against the Falcons, rumors have circulated that it’s more than a little soreness.

Kenny Wilkerson of WIST radio in New Orleans recently reported, with a high degree of conviction and passion, that Brees has a fracture and a torn meniscus in the knee.

Wilkerson cites an “impeccable source,” and he claims that the information is “100 thousand-trillion-million percent” accurate.

Wilkerson also claims that, at times, the pain is causing Brees to make mistakes when calling or executing plays, citing unnamed sources in the offensive huddle.

Though we have no knowledge to confirm or debunk that information, Wilkerson’s suggestion that Brees will need “microfracture” surgery to repair the “fracture” gives us pause. Though I’m no doctor (and every current or future medical patient in the world should be happy about that), I don’t think “microfracture” surgery is used to repair “small fractures.”

That said, the question isn’t the treatment but the condition. And if Wilkerson’s information is accurate, the Saints would be the latest team to cover up an injury through the end of the season, at which time Brees would have surgery without any sanction for hiding the condition.

As long as Brees doesn’t talk about the injury over and over and over and over again.