The only bad thing to happen to Brees after he was on the cover was a lot of INT's, not injury.
From November 2010 article
Wilkerson cites an "impeccable source," and he claims that the information is "100 thousand-trillion-million percent" accurate.
Wilkerson also claims that, at times, the pain is causing Brees to make mistakes when calling or executing plays, citing unnamed sources in the offensive huddle.
Brees injured the knee back in Week 3, and the Saints referred to it only as a sprain, but are they covering up a bigger problem?
The Saints quarterback has been intercepted more this season than last but is still averaging 280 yards passing per game in the fifth-ranked passing attack in the NFL.
If Drew Brees goes down, does this continue the awful Madden curse, as when a player is put as the cover of the Madden video game he almost always becomes injured that season?
From January 26, 2011 article
Brees confirms his in-season knee injury
Posted by Mike Florio on January 26, 2011, 6:57 AM EDT
Coach Sean Payton initially refused to call it even a “situation.” More recently, Payton admitted that quarterback Drew Brees played in 2010 with a knee injury.
The cat was let out of the bag by Saints fullback Heath Evans who said on ESPN recently that Drew played six weeks of the 2010 season with an MCL injury.
Brees elaborated on the non-situation situation during a Tuesday appearance on PFT Live.
He said the injury happened in Week Three of the 2010 season, and he talked about the measures that were taken so that he could play with the injury.
The full segment is available on demand, but please try not to be too demanding.