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Report: Colston broke collarbone, out 4 weeks

Posted on: September 9, 2011 6:11 pm
Edited on: September 9, 2011 6:39 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

A tough night for the Saints -- Thursday's 43-35 loss at Green Bay -- got even tougher on Friday, as it appears New Orleans may have lost its top pass-catcher for the next few weeks as Marques Colston reportedly broke his collarbone.

Earlier on Friday, our Saints Rapid Reporter Larry Holder passed along the news that Colston sustained an injury during Thursday night's game, as confirmed by Sean Payton. Now Jay Glazer of Fox Sports is reporting that Colston broke his collarbone and will miss "approximately four weeks."

Colston's clearly a huge loss for the Saints -- he's been the team's leading receiver three out of the last four years and was a pretty big factor on Thursday as well, catching six balls for 81 yards.

The good news (if you want to call it that) is that the Saints have a system in place that allows for a bit of plug-n-play. While Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem aren't elite options like Colston, they're still plenty talented and can fill his shoes to a degree.

Lance Moore's also hurt, but when he returns that'll help things as well. And both Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles proved themselves to be non-wideout pass-catching options on Thursday, so it's not as if Drew Brees will be completely without weapons.

Plus, the schedule is reasonably friendly for New Orleans over the next four weeks, as even though two of their games are on the road, they get to play the Bears and Texans and then hit the road for the Jaguars and Panthers.

None of that is to say this will make things any easier for the Saints. It won't. As long as Colston comes back in a reasonable amount of time, it's not the type of break that kills a season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 3:27 pm
 

Report: Colston broke collarbone, out 4 weeks



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Since: Feb 5, 2011
Posted on: September 11, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Report: Colston broke collarbone, out 4 weeks

I hate to see anyone hurt.  I hope Mr. Colston gets better.



Since: Jun 9, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 3:56 pm
 

Report: Colston broke collarbone, out 4 weeks

Has it ever occurred to you that a baseball player can fracture a finger and play a few days later. Or have you heard the one about the many football players that have broken their hands and played the very next week?? Fractures happen in a wide scale range from compounds to hairlines. I'm pretty sure an NFL team doctor can accurately forecast a timetable based on simply xrays alone and without your input. If you need further evidence take T. Romo's season ending surgery in the middle of last season and you'll understand the wide scale of this type of fracture and realize that this isn't a major fracture by any means for Colston. Leave the medicine to the doctors and you can go back to not having a life.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Report: Colston broke collarbone, out 4 weeks

im calling BS on this time table. A broken collarbone recovery is not 4 weeks. Im not a doctor and I don't know the exact nature of Colstons injury but this seems like very wishful thinking. 



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: September 10, 2011 10:58 am
 

Report: Colston broke collarbone, out 4 weeks

This makes Lance Moore's return to the Saints lineup even more important. I don't think there will be a shortage of receivers for Drew Brees, plus there's Darren Sproles, who might get a bigger pass receiving role. Just bad for Marques Colston owners.



Since: Aug 17, 2010
Posted on: September 10, 2011 9:29 am
 

Report: Colston broke collarbone, out 4 weeks

Well, now if Meachem wants a big contract, here's his chance...Time to step up.  But i really dont think its a huge loss, the saints have so many other weapons, it wont hurt them that much.



Since: Mar 5, 2011
Posted on: September 10, 2011 9:26 am
 

Report: Colston broke collarbone, out 4 weeks

Yeah, i pretty much stopped reading once i saw the score wasnt even right, not that i'm perfect, but it would be nice to do a little research to at least know the score, lol



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: September 10, 2011 6:40 am
 

Report: Colston broke collarbone, out 4 weeks

My first draft of this year produced what I thought might be the greatest fantasy team I ever had: Marques Colston, Peyton Manning, ....  Watch out Roddy White, Jason Witten, Michael Turner, Ed Reed, Ray Lewis.


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