New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees left Sunday’s loss at the Los Angeles Rams in the first quarter with a right thumb injury and did not return.

“Right away, when he attempted to throw, he was having pain with it. It wasn’t anything elaborate,” coach Sean Payton said in his post-game press conference.

“We’ll give you an update when the time comes right.”

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He has missed just two other contests of a possible 210 with the Saints, both while resting in Week 17 with the team’s playoff position secure.

What’s next?

The Rams will seek a third successive win when they travel to Cleveland (0-1) on Sunday night (1.20am) and Week Four will see them ping -c 3; name=”tag”