Will Marques Colston Be Ready?
Yesterday, we learned that Marques Colston missed practice with a left foot injury. While interim coach Aaron Kromer stated that every player on Wednesday’s injury report should play Sunday, it does have a lot of people wondering.
The New Orleans Saints still haven’t released exactly how Colston injured his foot, so the severity of the injury is still up in the air.
Colston is expected to be on the field for practice today. Coaches have stated that the only reason they sat him out on Wednesday was for precautionary measures. While Colston may be in the lineup come Sunday, you have to wonder how much of an impact he will have on the field.
It’s hard to decipher how effective Colston will be without knowing the extent of his injury. One thing’s for sure, he will be on the field against the Washington Redskins for their week 1 game.
Colston isn’t the only player on the Saints roster that’s suffering from injury. Cornerback Jabari Greer (groin), linebacker Curtis Lofton (knee) and linebacker David Hawthorne (knee) were limited in Wednesday’s practice.
One highlight in the midst of all the bad news, is that Darren Sproles name was taken off of the injury report. So despite his sore knee, he will definitely be in action on Sunday.
The last thing the Saints need are their star players being sidelined because of injury once the regular season starts. It’s going to be vital for them to have some consistency on both sides of the ball.
If Colston is out there on the field Sunday, he’s going to give it 100% for his team. We, as the public, have to assume that the injury isn’t severe and is superficial. Look for Drew Brees to target Colston early, that way the Redskins defense will know what he’s capable of. Brees is going to make Colston a target of his in the beginning to prove the lack of injury.
The Saints are easily starting to become the New England Patriots of the south. Listing all of their key players as injured and then they all show up and play like nothing ever happened. So, there is no reason to take this Colston injury seriously for right now. He’ll be playing on Sunday and catching passes from Brees, like any other day.