Saints starting CB Delvin Breaux to miss 4-6 weeks after misdiagnosis

Delvin Breaux was diagnosed with a fractured fibula. More

The same day that the news broke that the Saints will lose one corner for six weeks, New Orleans got another back in action.

After the misdiagnosis, the team fired team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri. According to Triplett's source, Breaux's injury originally was thought to be a bruise, but after his leg was slow to heal, it was discovered that he had a fractured fibula that will require surgery and cause him to miss four to six weeks.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton explained why the organization parted ways with a pair of orthopedists.

If Lattimore can pick up where he left off and build on it during the rest of the preseason, the rookie's presence would go a long way toward solidifying a position that is down a man due to Breaux's injury.

"He's been real diligent and I know, speaking for him, which I don't want to do, he wants to get healthy and compete and I certainly wasn't pushing him based on the information I was getting".

The X-rays followed reports that the Saints are shopping Breaux. A broken fibula (the same injury he's now dealing with, but not believed to be a re-occurrence) and shoulder injury shortened his second campaign to just six games.

In 2016, Breaux managed 18 tackles and 1 pass defense in 6 starts.

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