Saints HC Sean Payton announced Monday that CB Delvin Breaux does, in fact, have a fractured fibula and has undergoing surgery this morning, per Nick Underhill.
According to Payton, Breaux is expected to be out six weeks and should return later on in the year.
- Ian Rapoport confirms that Breaux suffered a broken fibula during Sunday’s game and will miss significant time with this injury.
Breaux was unable to put pressure on his left leg, so it’s possible this could be a serious injury.
Breaux, 26, wound up signing on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent back in May of last year. He’s currently in the second year of his three-year, $1.587 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $525,000 for the 2016 season.
Last year, Breaux appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and recorded 45 tackles, three interceptions, a fumble recovery and 19 pass defenses.
We’ll have more regarding Breaux’s injury as the news is available.