Brees 'plans to practice this week and see how things look’

Brees 'plans to practice this week and see how things look’
Drew Brees plans to return to practice this week. (Source: Mark Lagrange | WVUE)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - After missing five games with a thumb injury, Drew Brees is trying to possibly get back on the field for the Cardinals game on Sunday.

“I plan to practice this week and see how things look. I want to get out there as quickly as I can," Brees told Cox Sports TV. “I plan on doing everything I would normally do to go start a football game.”

Brees was also asked if he anticipates being active for the Cardinals-Saints matchup.

“Maybe, if I’m ready. I think so possibly, we’ll have to see how practice goes this week. I really hope it’s good to go. I’m ahead of a schedule, but that’s not fast enough for me."

Brees also pointed to the fact that practice won’t fully challenge his readiness going forward.

“That’s the tricky thing about this, I need to compete in more real life situations. I can stand here and throw the ball all day but I need to get back," Brees told CST.

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