NEW ORLEANS, LA – NOVEMBER 01: Delvin Breaux #40 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after an incomplete pass agains the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Saints have fired their two team orthopedists, according to ESPN, after the duo wrongly diagnosed cornerback Delvin Breaux’s leg injury.

According to ESPN, orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri diagnosed Breaux with a bone bruise in his fibula, when Breaux actually had a fracture.

Breaux had been struggling to recover from his injury, and believing it was just a bruise, the New Orleans Advocate reported Monday that they were looking to trade him.

The Saints are looking to move on from cornerback Delvin Breaux.

The team has begun looking for a trade partner after growing frustrated with his injury history over the past three years, a source told The Advocate on Monday. There is already some interest from other teams around the league.

ESPN reported that the tables have turned since Monday.

So instead of this incident becoming a last straw for Breaux, it became a last straw for the team orthopedists. According to a source, there had been other incidents of frustration with the medical staff in the past, and coach Sean Payton was livid over the latest issue.

It’s almost inconceivable that two orthopedists for a major sports team could miss the same injury, and it’s a good thing the Saints caught the mistake. According to ESPN, Jones and Suri both work for the New Orleans Pelicans, too, but their status with that team has not been determined.


About Kevin Trahan

Kevin mostly covers college football and college basketball, with an emphasis on NCAA issues and other legal issues in sports. He is also an incoming law student. He's written for SB Nation, USA Today, VICE Sports, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.