But on Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Triplett reported that Breaux actually has a fractured fibula, and the team orthopedists who failed to properly diagnose the 27-year-old, Deryk Jones and Misty Suri, have been fired. Breaux's significant injury will require surgery and keep him out for four to six weeks.
The new diagnosis means Breaux is no longer being shopped to other teams and will remain with the Saints. That trade report was then followed by a report that X-rays taken Monday revealed the injury to Breaux's left leg was "more serious" than a contusion. Teams can not trade injured players, as any transaction is contingent on a player passing a physical with his new team. And it seems unlikely at this point that the team will be as eager to trade or release Breaux. Breaux accounted for 21 combined tackles and one pass defensed last season. But he decided he wanted to try again and eventually worked his way from the Gridiron Developmental Football League to Arena Football to the CFL before being signed by the Saints in 2015 and quickly earning a starting spot. With Breaux sidelined, the Saints are calling upon the likes of first-round pick Marshon Lattimore, Sterling Moore and P.J. Williams at cornerback in training camp.