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Drew Brees suffered a torn plantar fascia in loss to Detroit


Drew Brees hasn't missed many games since he signed on with the Saints in 2006.  Following the 35-27 loss to the Lions on Monday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, there's a strong possibility that the 2015 season is over for Brees.

According to ESPN, Brees has a torn plantar fascia in his right foot.  He suffered the injury in the first half of Monday night's game.  He had the foot taped and came right back during the next offensive series and nearly guided New Orleans to come-from-behind victory after trailing 28-3.

Brees is a gutty-player and wants to play and he reportedly is seeking a second opinion.  The injury affects his planting foot when he drops back to pass the football.

After the game, Brees walked into the press conference room wearing a walking boot.

It's the same injury that has kept Denver quarterback Peyton Manning on the sidelines the past five weeks.

According to doctors, the plantar fascia is the ligament connecting the bone heel to the toes.

If it's a partial tear Brees could play but would experience a lot of pain.  No one has said whether Brees suffered a partial tear or a full tear.

The Saints entertain Jacksonville 3:05 Sunday afternoon in the Superdome.

If Brees can't go, veteran backup quarterback Matt Flynn or rookie Garrett Grayson would get the starting call.

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