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Rumor: New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees Has Been 'Hiding' Knee Injury Since Atlanta Falcons Game

Take it for what its worth, which is not much at the moment, but a New Orleans sports radio host swears up and down that New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees has been playing with a knee fracture and torn meniscus since week three. While this would explain a lot about Brees' recent play, it's basically a rumor at this point. You can listen to the segment here.

We've known for a while that Brees has been playing with discomfort since late in the Saints' loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and his play has reflected that assumption. But is it worse than anybody realized? Through eight games, he's already thrown as many interceptions as he did in all of 2009 or 2006. That's been chalked up to his newborn son, a Super Bowl hangover, bad dumb luck and regression to the mean, and even the Madden curse, the last being the favorite of the average Falcons fan. 

In fact, it wouldn't be farfetched to think Brees has been battling through an injury in order to will his teammates through what does appear to be a Super Bowl mini-hangover. It wouldn't be the first claim this season of the Saints creatively handling a serious player injury. Stay tuned to see if this turns into an actual story.

The Falcons next play the Saints Dec. 27.

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