The New Orleans Saints have learned that what was first diagnosed as a leg contusion to Delvin Breaux is in fact a fractured fibula that will require surgery and put the cornerback on the shelf for four to six weeks.
In light of the misdiagnosis, the team has fired orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri, ESPN’s Mike Triplett reports.
The fracture was discovered by an independent doctor, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The Saints were reportedly interested in trading the two-year pro as the organization was said to have grown tired of his injury history and slow recovery.
The injury depletes what was already a thin cornerback unit. The Saints had to rely on veteran Sterling Moore and youngster Ken Crawley for much of last season. As a result, the team selected Marshon Lattimore in the first round of this year’s draft.
Breaux also suffered a fractured fibula in September.
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