Report: Saints' Drew Brees has 11 fractured ribs

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. (Charles Rex Arbogast / AP)

The New Orleans Saints have already placed quarterback Drew Brees on injured reserve with fractured ribs, but it turns out he has more fractures than originally known.

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, who spoke to Brees, doctors discovered six more fractures while doing more tests on the injured future Hall of Famer.

Brees was forced out of Week 10's win over the 49ers at half time after absorbing a hit from Kentavius Street, who was penalized on the play. On Monday, it was reported that Brees had five rib fractures and a collapsed lung, but some of the fractures were believed to have occurred in Week 9 against the Buccaneers.

On Friday, the Saints placed Brees on injured reserve, requiring him to miss at least three games. According to Werder, Brees still has his sights set on returning as soon as he can, in Week 14 against the Eagles.

Jameis Winston finished the 49ers game in Brees's place, but Taysom Hill is reportedly in line to start Sunday against the Hawks.

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