It was revealed yesterday that New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston had been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his foot. Colston has been on the injury report since week one with a foot injury but yesterday FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported that Colston had been suffering from plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis is common in athletes and it occurs when the plantar fascia (the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot) is inflamed due to being overstretched or overused. The injury can cause severe pain by simply walking and makes running extremely difficult.
This injury was no doubt affecting Colston’s play as he had been putting up lower numbers than usual. Furthermore, in the Saints’ overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs yesterday Colston only had three receptions for 40 yards.
Colston’s injury may have fixed itself during week two but it was evident that he was still dealing with some soreness in yesterday’s game. Furthermore, Colston said that he is “finally pain free” so I would expect big things from him come Sunday when the Saints travel to Lambeau field to square off against the Green Bay Packers.
Colston should have a bounce back game against the Packers as he should finally be at 100 percent for the first time this season. I would look for Drew Brees to target Colston early and often to show that Colston is fine and a force to be reckoned with. The Saints will need a big game from Colston as they expect to be in a shootout with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.