Marques Colston Out 6 Weeks
Total Pro Sports – This is a huge loss for the New Orleans Saints because teams will now be able to key on Reggie Bush in the passing game. The only other receivers they have are relatively inexperienced and inconsistant. Jeremy Shockey will see an increased role in the teams offense, but as he has proved in the past he is not a difference maker like Colston.
The fact that they are playing on the road in Washington could also mean trouble for the Saints. Hopefully Deuce McCallister will be able to play this week which should take some pressure off Bush allowing him to be used more in the passing game and less in the running game.
For the next six weeks or so, the Saints will have to get by with one very valuable set of hands tied behind their back.
The team revealed Wednesday that receiver Marques Colston tore a ligament in his left thumb during Sunday’s victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He finished the game through the pain after suffering the injury in the third quarter, but he had surgery Tuesday and is expected to be in a cast for about four weeks.
“I guess the only silver lining is that I’m going to have a chance to come back and play a good portion of the season and hopefully be back in time for that playoff push,” said Colston, who had a pretty good idea of what had happened right away, because he had a similar injury to his right thumb in college.
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