METAIRIE, La. -- The Saints have fired two team orthopedists after a misdiagnosis of an injury to Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux.
The injury was diagnosed as a contusion. After a visit to a specialist, Breaux was found to have a fractured fibula.
Payton confirmed the doctors' dismissal after practice, Wednesday.
Dr. Robert Anderson, a specialist, will perform surgery on Breaux, Thursday.
The Saints will now search for new orthopedists. The team will practice against Los Angeles Chargers Thursday and Friday, and play a preseason game against the Chargers Sunday night in Carson, California.
Payton said the Saints will use the orthopedic staff of the Chargers.