Dr. Suri to Keep Pelicans Job After Saints Fired Him over Delvin Breaux Injury

The New Orleans Pelicans' logo is seen before an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

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Despite losing his job with the New Orleans Saints, Dr. Misty Suri will reportedly remain with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to Mason Ginsberg of Bourbon Street Shots.

As Justin Verrier of The Ringer noted, Suri is the head team physician and director of medical services for the Pelicans.

Suri and Deryk Jones were fired by the Saints on Wednesday following a misdiagnosis of cornerback Delvin Breaux, per Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. The team doctors originally said Breaux’s injury was a bruise, but it was discovered he instead fractured his fibula.

“I think it’s not one event, it probably builds up over a period of time,” coach Sean Payton said of the firings. “You’re not gonna bat a thousand here, but you’re just hoping that more often than not, you’re getting the right information.”

Despite the decision from the Saints, Ochsner Health System provided a message of support for its doctors.

“We stand behind our strong Sports Medicine Program, including Dr. Jones and Dr. Suri and a team made up of nationally recognized orthopedic surgeons who are fellowship trained in sports medicine,” it said in a statement, per Will Guillory of the Times-Picayune. “The focus of our physicians, trainers, therapists and staff remain on caring for thousands of athletes each year across the region.”

In addition to working with the Saints and Pelicans, Suri is a team physician for the University of New Orleans and Dillard University, as well as various New Orleans universities, colleges and high schools, according to his personal website.

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