May 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) during organized team activities at the Saints training facility. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
We knew going in to New Orleans Saints training camp that the team had a variety of injuries—safety Roman Harper is dealing with one, as is rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills and cornerback Patrick Robinson.
One name we didn’t expect to see pop up on the injury list is one of the Saints’ most important players—receiver Marques Colston.
Head coach Sean Payton revealed the news during the press conference to kick off Saints training camp (per NOLA.com):
"#Saints Payton expanding on injuries: WR Colston has foot ‘we’re trying to be cautious with.’ CB Robinson had knee scoped this summer and ‘progress has been outstanding.’ S Harper (abdomen) will be limited, WR Stills (wrist) will be limited. But they should participate. … And LB Butler will obviously be sidelined with torn ACL.Payton says Colston has a foot injury and could be on PUP miss a week. Robinson is week-by-week with a knee scope."
This is a bit concerning if you’re a Saints fan. Colston has quietly been one of the NFL’s best receivers for years. Saints fans known this—the rest, not so much.
It sounds as if the coaching staff is trying to take a caution approach, which makes it seem like it could be a nagging injury. With any luck it’s one that won’t be an issues throughout the season, but this isn’t a great start.
Colston can come off the PUP list at any time during camp. Keep a close eye on this one. We’ll have the latest.
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