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Drew Brees day to day with torn plantar fascia

A trying season for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints has taken an ugly turn.

A team source told NFL Media's Albert Breer on Tuesday that the perennial Pro Bowl quarterback was diagnosed with a torn plantar fascia after undergoing an MRI on the right foot he injured in Monday night's loss to the Detroit Lions. Saints coach Sean Payton told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that Brees is day to day.

Brees' status for Sunday's road game against the Jaguars remains up in the air. If the 36-year-old passer can't suit up, backup Matt Flynn would take the controls for an offense that ranks third in the NFL.

Even with the injury, Brees threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns against the Lions, becoming just the fourth passer in league history to surpass 60,000 yards while also crossing the 4,000-yard mark for the 10th straight year.

In Denver, a partially torn plantar fascia has sidelined Peyton Manning since Week 10, meaning Brees is no sure bet to play again this season.

With coach Sean Payton possibly on his way out of town and Brees set to make a heavy $19.75 million in 2016, it's fair to wonder what the future holds for The Big Easy's Super Bowl-winning duo.

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