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The Saints Fired Team Doctors After Misdiagnosing An Injury

The orthopedists had diagnosed a leg break as a contusion.

The New Orleans Saints are in the market for some new team doctors.

The NFL franchise announced today that they've fired their team orthopedists after they misdiagnosed an injury to cornerback Delvin Breaux.

Breaux, a 27-year-old defensive back, had been diagnosed with a leg contusion by orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri. It turns out that he has a fractured leg.


From ESPN:

The Saints have fired team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri, per source, after it was discovered that CB Delvin Breaux has a fractured fibula and will require surgery expected to sidelined him for 4-6 weeks. Breaux was originally diagnosed with a contusion – and the team was frustrated that he wasn't recovering more quickly until the missed diagnosis was revealed. 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. And it seems unlikely at this point that the team will be as eager to trade or release Breaux.

That's a tough one.