ATLANTA — Drew Brees joined the loud chorus of NFL players railing against playing Thursday night games after his New Orleans Saints lost six players to injuries during a 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.
“It’s 100 percent a product of playing on Thursday night,” Brees said. “Do you understand what guys’ bodies go through in a game? And then to have to turn around four days later and to play? Look at the injury studies, they’re off the charts. They’re off the charts. So is this smart as it pertains to guys’ health and safety? No, absolutely not.”
Players around the league have been vocally critical for years about playing with just three days’ of rest between games. Last month, Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin said Thursday night football should be “illegal” after his team suffered a barrage of injuries, including cornerback Richard Sherman‘s torn Achilles.
Article source: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/21707480/new-orleans-saints-qb-drew-brees-blasts-thursday-night-games-cites-numerous-injuries
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