Drew Brees Blames Thursday Night Football For Rash Of Injuries

    Six players left the field with injuries in New Orleans’ Thursday nights loss to the Atlanta Falcons, and Saints quarterback Drew Brees says its 100 percent a product of playing on Thursday night. 

    Drew Brees On Saints Injuries: 100% A Product Of Playing On Thursday | SI Wire | Sports Illustrated

    Add Saints quarterback Drew Brees to the growing chorus of NFL players who have voiced their opposition to playing football games on Thursday night with short rest. Subscribe to http://po.st/SubscribeSI Follow the latest NFL news and highlights, with updates on your favorite team and players.

    Add those Saints players to the long list of warriors who have put themselves in harms way by competing on a short week without lending the body enough time to recuperate, and  Brees to the growing list of NFL stars who are straight up against playing on Thursdays

    The NFL money train has already left the station, so these outbursts often fall on deaf ears, but it could become a huge issue in the future as players are showing more concern for their health, physical and emotional well being.  

    JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.