Ochsner stands by fired doctors; respects Saints' decision

Beth Cruz
August 18, 2017

Suri and fellow orthopedist Deryk Jones were fired by the Saints on Tuesday night.

Breaux's injury was initially ruled a contusion and after reports surfaced Monday that the team was exhausted of the cornerback's injuries and seeking a trade, the New Orleans native sought a second opinion. Surgery is expected to sideline Mr. Breaux for an additional four to six weeks. "You're not gonna bat a thousand here, but you're just hoping that more often than not, you're getting the right information". The team has a marketing relationship with Ochsner, but Payton says they are not required to use their doctors and won't commit to doing so in the future. In a release sent to the Associated Press, Ochsner stated Suri is still with the Pelicans. The team doctors originally said Breaux's injury was a bruise, but it was discovered he instead fractured his fibula. According to a source, there had been other incidents of frustration with the medical staff in the past, and Payton was livid over the latest issue. The 27-year-old wound up playing just six games because of leg and shoulder injuries and finished with 21 tackles.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton explained why the organization parted ways with a pair of orthopedists.

The Saints will face the Chargers in their second preseason game on Sunday. It was reported earlier this week that the Saints were shopping Breaux, but the missed diagnosis has given Breaux a legit reason for missing practice.

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