September 9, 2011

Marques Colston Out 4-6 Weeks with Broken Collarbone

Marques Colston's fantastic fourth quarter, 23-yard reception last night has come with a heavy cost.

Colston, according to multiple reports, has a broken collarbone and will be out for at least four weeks.

The catch, reeled in his with right arm as he dove to the turf, set up the Saints' last second stab at the season opener in Green Bay.  Colston landed on his right elbow, then his right shoulder on the play, and got up in pain.  He lined up for the next snap with his right torso hanging, visibly listing to starboard.

Colston is the third major injury to the Saints' wide receiver corps, after Lance Moore (groin) and surprise star Joe Morgan (knee meniscus).  Moore missed the opener and is week-to-week, while Morgan was placed on injured reserve.

In Colston's absence, Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem will start.  Both caught touchdown passes in the season opener. Adrian Arrington and Courtney Roby are also on the roster.

The Saints have had training camp receivers Andy Tanner and Montez Billings on the practice squad so far this offseason, though Billings was cut on Thursday from the squad to make room for Sean Canfield.

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