New Orleans Saints defensive back Delvin Breaux has been diagnosed with a broken fibula and will miss four-to-six weeks. The injury was reportedly mis-diagnosed as a bone bruise and the Saints have fired two members of their medical staff as a result.
After being diagnosed with a leg contusion, it was discovered that the 27-year-old actually had a fractured fibula which will require surgery and cause Breaux to miss four-to-six weeks. ESPN’s Mike Triplett reported team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri were fired as a result.
Triplett also reported that the team has had an issue with Breaux’s injuries in the past, but this case is different. It seems unlikely at this point that the team will be as eager to trade or release Breaux.
Breaux had two stellar seasons in Hamilton that led to him signing with New Orleans in 2015. He played all 16 games in his first NFL season, bursting on the scene and establishing himself as one of the top cover men in the league. In 2016 he only played in six games as injuries cost him game time. Over 22 NFL games, Breaux has 66 tackles, 2o passes defended and three interceptions.