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Brees' MRI results to be released Monday

SAN DIEGO -- Chargers quarterback Drew Brees was scheduled
to have an MRI exam on his injured right shoulder on Sunday, but
the team didn't plan to release the results until Monday.

"I'm not going to comment on anything until they do," Brees
said when reached by phone.

General manager A.J. Smith and trainer James Collins didn't
return calls seeking comment.

Club spokesman Bill Johnston said Smith didn't plan to release
any details Sunday.

Brees sustained a dislocated throwing shoulder in a 23-7 loss to
the Denver Broncos on Saturday, and the team feared he might also
have a torn labrum, which could require surgery.

Brees' injury could complicate the Chargers' decision on what to
do with their quarterback surplus. Brees played this year under an
$8 million, one-year contract as the team's "franchise" player,
while backup Philip Rivers has four years left on his contract.

Rivers replaced Brees on Saturday and led the Chargers on their
only scoring drive.

The Chargers (9-7) missed the playoffs for the ninth time in 10
seasons.