Saints fire two orthopedists after misdiagnosis of CB Delvin Breaux

Posted August 18, 2017

The oft-injured Delvin Breaux has suffered another injury this preseason, a fractured fibula.

Breaux will have surgery in Green Bay Thursday, which will sideline him for six weeks.

"It was accurately reported that the team has had an issue with Breaux's string of nagging injuries in the past, but this case is different", Triplett wrote.

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On Tuesday night Payton spoke to the team about the situation in a closed doors meeting. There reportedly had been multiple frustrating incidents involving the medical staff in the past. While we were surprised, we will respect the decision of the Saints' leadership.

We stand behind our strong Sports Medicine Program, including Dr. Jones and Dr. Suri and a team made up of nationally recognized orthopedic surgeons who are fellowship trained in sports medicine.

"I think it's not one event, it probably builds up over a period of time", coach Sean Payton said when asked about the decision to dismiss the doctors.

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Jones and Suri are employed by Ochsner Health Systems, a major corporate sponsor of the Saints. He played in all 16 games in 2015, but he appeared in just six games last season because of injuries.

Breaux saw his 2016 season derailed by a broken fibula in Week 1.

Jones and Suri were longtime doctors on the Saints' staff and have also worked for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association. So they will have to rely on a young group of cornerbacks who have impressed them so far this summer - including first-round draft pick Marshon Lattimore, second-year pros Ken Crawley and De'Vante Harris, third-year pro P.J. Williams and veteran Sterling Moore.

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The Pelicans' training camp opens in late September.