During Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees left the game with an apparent rib injury that left his status up in the air.

On Monday, we got a bit more clarity about the health situation of the former Purdue Boilermaker. Let’s just say it’s not good news for Brees or fans in New Orleans.

ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting that Brees has multiple rib fractures on both sides of his chest. On top of that, Brees also allegedly has a collapsed lung on his right side.

Ouch. Just ouch. That sounds painful. Brees certainly did a good job of not making it seem so serious. But it sure does feel that way now. It’s hard to imagine he’ll be back under center for the Saints this week.

Though he’s into his 40s, Brees certainly can still sling it. This season, he’s completing 73.5 percent of his passes while throwing 18 touchdowns and just three interceptions. Before leaving Sunday’s game, he went 8-for-13 for 76 yards and a touchdown.

With Brees out, the quarterback situation obviously gets a little more dicey for the Saints. Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston appear to the two guys subbing in for Brees. It’s reasonable to expect a drop in the team’s quarterback play.