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Saints' Drew Brees Reveals Doctors Found 11 Rib Fractures in Tests on Injury

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees told ESPN's Ed Werder that doctors discovered he has 11 total rib fractures, up from the five revealed in testing done last Monday.

Werder provided a larger health update on Brees, who is on injured reserve and will miss the next three games at a minimum.

"In a conversation tonight with Drew Brees, the Saints quarterback said that doctors have been encouraged by his progress—specifically improvement in lung function and the continued dissipation of the pneumothorax suffered last week. They've also discovered six more rib fractures.