The Saints lost cornerback Delvin Breaux to a broken fibula in their Week One loss to the Raiders, but they don’t expect to play the rest of the season without him.
Coach Sean Payton said on Monday that Breaux has already had surgery on the injury and is looking at a six-week recovery timeline.
“He had the procedure done this morning,” Payton said, via the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “He’ll be able to make a full recovery and be back with us this season and play.”
The Saints will likely be carrying Breaux on the active roster because they’ve already placed first-round defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins on injured reserve with a broken fibula of his own. Rankins is also expected back and the Saints can only designate one player to return to the active roster.
That may mean some roster shuffling as the Saints are inexperienced at corner outside of reserve Sterling Moore. They do have six running backs on the roster at present, including Sunday’s healthy scratch C.J. Spiller.