Drew Brees gives new prosthesis to high school QB who lost part of his leg after knee injury

Drew Brees gives new prosthesis to high school QB who lost part of his leg after knee injury
Drew Brees had a special encounter with a fellow No. 9 last weekend in San Diego. The New Orleans Saints quarterback presented high school signal-caller Alex Ruiz with his first walking prosthetic leg -- and a promise to pay for an athletic training prosthesis in the fall once Ruiz gets used to this one. Ruiz, who wears No. 9 because he is such a big fan of Brees, had his left leg amputated below the knee in February because of a severe knee injury he suffered on the field last fall while playing for Linfield Christian High School in Temecula, California. "It was a very emotional presentation and really exciting for everyone in our league to be a part of it," said Brees, who surprised Ruiz on Friday through the Football 'N' America flag football league that he co-founded in Louisiana last year and expanded to San Diego this spring. Ruiz's family had kept the surprise secret for weeks. "If there's anything above cloud... 
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