Hamilton Ticats defensive back Delvin Breaux undergoes thumb surgery

The Canadian Press

Hamilton Tiger-Cats cornerback Delvin Breaux had surgery on his right thumb Thursday.

A club official said Breaux's operation was minor and he should have no issues making a full recovery. Breaux was supposed to undergo surgery earlier but all procedures were put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The six-foot-one, 210-pound Breaux displayed a bandaged right hand on his Instagram account Thursday.

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Breaux, 30, certainly has the luxury of time to recover. On Wednesday, CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie said the earliest the 2020 season could start was September due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But the possibility also exists for a cancelled 2020 campaign.

Breaux was an East Division all-star last season as Hamilton finished with a CFL-best 15-3 record. The Ticats advanced to the Grey Cup game but lost 33-12 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Beaux appeared in 10 games last season, registering 26 tackles, one sack, one interception and a forced fumble.

Breaux has appeared in 49 regular-season games over four seasons with Hamilton, recording 110 tackles, one sack, two interceptions and six forced fumbles. He also spent three seasons with the NFL's New Orleans Saints (2015-17).

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 21, 2020.

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