Saints DB Delvin Breaux out six weeks with broken leg

Monday September 12th, 2016

Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux is expected to be out for six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken fibula, head coach Sean Payton announced Monday

Breaux was helped off the field by trainers during Sunday’s game against the Raiders and taken to the locker room on a cart. 

Breaux, 26, is in his second season with the Saints. He played all 16 games last season, including 15 starts, and recorded three interceptions.

A New Orleans native, Breaux committed to play college football at LSU but never appeared in a game for the Tigers after breaking his neck in a high school game. He failed to qualify academically at Division-II Arkansas-Monticello and ended up spending six years out of football before catching on with a semi-pro team. After one season in the Arena Football League and two years in Canadian Football League, Breaux signed with the Saints before the 2015 season. 

Breaux’s absence accentuates a lack of experience in the Saints’ defensive backfield. Undrafted rookie Ken Crawley replaced Breaux in Sunday’s game. 

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