New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston was limited again in practice today due to a lingering injury in his left foot. Colston has been battling this foot injury since the preseason and it was thought that his injury was only minor.
However, Colston has been very limited so far this season and I am starting to think that his foot injury is becoming a real concern. Colston has been dealing with “soreness” in his left foot and in addition to being limited in practice today Colston was also limited in yesterday’s practice.
Colston has accounted for seven receptions for 120 yards so far this season. While those numbers are respectable they are very low for Colston, the Saints number one receiver. The Saints would like their number one receiver to get about seven to ten catches per game, but Colston’s foot injury is bothering him a lot and he has not been able to produce as much.
Furthermore, interim coach, Aaron Kromer, said that Colston “didn’t run as fast as he normally does,” in reference to the Saints’ week two loss to the Carolina Panthers. Hopefully Colston’s foot won’t be an issue for much longer because the Saints will definitely need him to turn things around and have a successful season.
The good news is that Colston will likely not miss the Saints week three matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. Some other good news to report is that wide receiver Devery Henderson returned to practice yesterday. Henderson was cleared to resume practicing after he suffered a concussion in week one and he fully participated in practice.
The Saints receiving corps will be intact as Colston and Henderson, the number one and two receivers, will both be in action come Sunday. The Saints will be looking for their first win of the season as they host the Chiefs and many fans think the game’s outcome will determine how the Saints will do this season.
The best case scenario for Colston would be to have a breakout game and show why he is the number one receiver. I know Colston’s foot injury is hindering his performance, but he is a tough player known to play through injuries. I would expect a big game out of Colston despite his foot concerns.