Misdiagnosis Leads to Dismissal of Saints' Orthopedists

Taylor Byrd
August 18, 2017

And although it was accurately reported by the New Orleans Advocate earlier this week that the Saints were frustrated with Breaux's history of nagging injuries that they felt he could have played through, they no longer appear as eager to trade or part ways with him.

Suri and fellow orthopedist Deryk Jones were fired by the Saints on Tuesday night. That's when Breaux's leg issue was diagnosed as a fracture.

Breaux will need surgery on the leg and recovery will take 4-6 weeks, but it seems unlikely that they are as anxious to move on from him, per Triplett.

According to team sources, Saints coach Sean Payton was "livid" when the team learned of the misdiagnosis.

Ochsner said it was surprised by the Saints decision, but respected the team's right to do so.

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.

The third-year cornerback missed alll but six games last season with a fractured fibula and shoulder injury.

"Dr. Suri will still remain as the Pelicans' physician, and Ochsner Health System will remain an official sponsor of both the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans", Ochsner stated in a response to an Associated Press inquiry.

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

The Saints will face the Chargers in their second preseason game on Sunday.

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