Saints’ Number One Receiver Will Be Out at Least a Month

Saints wide receiver Marques Colston has a torn ligament in his left thumb and may miss as much as six weeks. His thumb was injured when a helmet hit his hands while he was attempting a catch. Colston had surgery on Tuesday to reattach the ligament.

Colston has been the number one receiver for the Saints over the last two years. The team has an additional five wide receivers on their roster and will have to rely on veterans David Patten and Devery Henderson. The Saints also have last year’s first round draft pick, Robert Meachem, who will be start as a backup Sunday.

Colston had three catches for 26 yards in last Sunday’s victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last season, Colston had 98 catches for 1,202 yards.

Over his two-year career, Colston has 168 catches for 2,240 yards and 19 touchdowns. No other NFL receiver has had as many catches over two seasons. He is followed by Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald with 161 catches.

Coach Payton is expected to make a public statement about the injury today at 1:30 p.m. central time.

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One Response to “Saints’ Number One Receiver Will Be Out at Least a Month”

  1. Zeke says:

    Once he returns, how effective will he be? I wouldn’t think that a healed thumb injury could affect you too bad, so he’s going to bounce back and come out strong, correct?

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