Saints fire team orthopedists over Delvin Breaux diagnosis

Paola Ditto
Agosto 16, 2017

After missing 9 of 15 practices, Breaux was diagnosed with a simple contusion, but it turns out that the injury is far worse.

New Orleans Saints defensive back Delvin Breaux has a fractured fibula but was initially diagnosed with a contusion.

Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reported the news Wednesday, noting the Saints fired Deryk Jones and Misty Suri.

The oft-injured Breaux will require surgery and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Jones and Suri work for Ochsner Health Systems, which has been a corporate partner of the Saints for almost 10 years, according to a recent company news release announcing that Ochsner had been awarded naming rights to the training facility shared by the National Football League team and the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans. The team has not issued a statement on Triplett's report.

WWL Saints Sideline Reporter Kristian Garic says, "Last week the Saints were interested in trading Breaux after growing frustrated with his availability".

Breaux emerged as the Saints' No. 1 cornerback during the 2015 season, but he suffered a broken fibula during the regular-season opener in 2016 and appeared in just six games.

A native of New Orleans, Breaux played collegiately at LSU before going undrafted in 2012.

The X-rays followed reports that the Saints are shopping Breaux.

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