Report: Saints quarterback Drew Brees will not need surgery on foot in offseason _lowres

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) calls a play in huddle against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Drew Brees will not need offseason surgery on the torn plantar fascia in his right foot, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder, who is close to the Saints quarterback.

Brees reportedly flew to Charlotte to meet with Dr. Robert Anderson, the renowned foot and ankle specialist who has also worked on Peyton Manning this season, to get the offseason plans.

The Saints quarterback was advised to rest 4-6 weeks before beginning to train for his 16th NFL season.

Brees did not miss a game due to the injury, and he completed 71.6 percent of his passes for 966 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions in the 10 quarters after suffering the injury.

He remains confident his body can respond well to treatment and heal properly, a belief supported by the way he handled both a bruised rotator cuff and the foot injury this season.

“As you get older, I think, one of the things that comes with the aging process is people say you’re not gonna recover as fast,” Brees said. “But I’ve said it many times, I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do now that I couldn’t do 10, 15 years ago, and that includes my recovery.”