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Sean Payton says Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux likely out six weeks

Oakland Raiders running back Taiwan Jones (22) carries against New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux (40) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. Breaux broke his fibula against the Raiders and is expected to be out six weeks.
Oakland Raiders running back Taiwan Jones (22) carries against New Orleans Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux (40) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. Breaux broke his fibula against the Raiders and is expected to be out six weeks. AP

New Orleans cornerback Delvin Breaux underwent surgery on Monday morning to repair a fractured fibula, and the Saints expect the second-year cover man to return this season.

The initial timeline for Breaux's recovery is six weeks, according to Saints head coach Sean Payton, The New Orleans Advocate is reporting

"He'll be able to make a full recovery and be back with us this season and play," Payton said. "Timeframe-wise, you're looking at approximately six weeks."

Breaux, who played 24 snaps, initially left the game in the second quarter, worked hard on the sideline to get back into the game and then left after trying to make a tackle in the third quarter.

Without Breaux, the Saints' cornerbacks are second-year man P.J. Williams, undrafted free agents De'Vante Harris and Ken Crawley, and veteran Sterling Moore, although New Orleans could add another cornerback soon.

Breaux is confident he'll return at full strength.

"Thanks for all the support," Breaux posted on his Twitter account. "I'll be back stronger than ever."

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