Well it's serious anyway you look at it. He either A) doesn't play at all or B) isn't effective even if he does play. They are calling it a 3rd degree sprain. Which in technical terms means it completely torn. As Saints fan realize, this is huge. Really huge. The one disadvantage going into the game was Bushrod protecting Brees from Freeney. We were more than likely going to have to take a RB or TE out of the pass pattern and help chip or stay in to block. That didn't help out our offense too well last week vs the Vikings. It really stymied our offense, in fact. With Freeney seemingly out of the picture, Brees should have that comfortable pocket he so dearly craves and will allow him to have a big day Sunday.