After having his injured passing hand examined by two specialists, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has decided to have surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles, to be performed by Dr. Steven Shinn, he told ’s Ed Werder.

A timetable for his return won’t be known until surgery is complete, a source said.

“I’m confident in the surgery that will take place and will dedicate myself to the rehab process to get back as quickly as I can,” Brees told Werder in a text.

Brees made the decision after flying to Houston for a second opinion from Dr. Tom Hunt on Tuesday morning.

After the Saints lost to the Rams, Brees remained in Los Angeles while the team traveled to Seattle so the quarterback could be evaluated by Shinn, the director of hand surgery at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute at Cedars-Sinai.


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