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Brees back on the field? Injury report expected Wednesday

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Drew Brees has a bruised rotator cuff. But just how bad is it?

The public may find out Wednesday. An injury report is expected to come out around 3 p.m.

Sean Payton is also expected to speak during a news conference. He’s expected to address the media at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday ahead of the Saints’ scheduled practice at 11:30 a.m.

Drew Brees is also scheduled to talk to the media around 1:50 p.m.

Brees suffered a bruised rotator cuff after a second quarter sack during last Sunday's game. It doesn’t require surgery, just healing time.

But will he be ready for Sunday? What is his outlook for the rest of the season?

"Unlike any other position, a quarterback has to be 90 percent or better,” said Dr. Buddy Savoie of the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine. “The problem with Drew Brees' shoulder is it has been injured in the past. He had an amazing surgery and incredible recovery. He saw Dr. Andrews, one of the best sports medicine surgeons in the country - in the world really. He got it fixed and made an incredible recovery from a horrible injury. He healed great and he is in good physical condition. But by the same token, if his rotator cuff is weak and he plays too soon, you risk re-tearing something and that's high risk if his function is not back close to 100 percent. You risk or are increasing your risk for re-injury."

If Brees does not play Sunday, this will be the first time in his 10 year career as a Saint that he would have missed a game due to injury.

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