Drew Brees has strained left oblique

Sat out of Saturday's scrimmage. Jason Butt

Print This August 02, 2014, 12:51 PM EST

Saints quarterback Drew Brees will be closely monitored in the coming days due to a strained oblique he sustained in Friday's practice.

As a result, according to the NFL Network, Brees sat out of Saturday's scrimmage.

Brees recently stated that he had the goal of being able to play until he's 45 years old, which is a bit lofty considering it's a rarity to be playing in the NFL at that age. To be able to do so, Brees will need to remain relatively injury free. Obviously, straining an oblique isn't comfortable and could result in some rest over the next few practices.

The injury is considered minor at this time.

With Brees out of practice, Luke McCown, the team's primary backup, is set to lead the first team in drills.

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