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Colston injury-out 4, 5 or 6 weeks? (1 Viewer)

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Colston is "out 4-6 weeks".

My PUP has a 6 week minimum, how many weeks do you think he will really be out for? I don't want to put him on PUP for 6 weeks and possibly not have him for 2 weeks when he is actually playing. Thoughts?

 
If you are in a small league and/or have smaller rosters, their may be good enough talent on the wire to "justify" PUP'ing him, but I would guess their isn't.

If you could get a Pittman or a Zach Miller or a K Walter for example, I'd PUP him, but if your looking at lesser opportunities, don't PUP him and cross your fingers.

He needs to take whatever vitamins Jeff Saturday has been taking, as JS is way ahead of schedule on his recovery. Hopefully Coleston will be back in 4 or 5 weeks.

 
I expect him back around week 6 or 7. His thumb is in a cast for 4 weeks, which takes us to October 6 (he had the surgery September 9). Then another week or two to get in game shape. So I'd put him on track for returning Sunday October 19 (week 7) against Carolina, which would be the full estimated 6 weeks.

 
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I find the injury estimates to almost always be the latter estimate. Ex. - 4-6 weeks, you better figure its 6. People are way too optimistic. Like McGahee perhaps coming back for the first game - did not happen. I'd plan on 6 weeks for Colston.

 
I find the injury estimates to almost always be the latter estimate. Ex. - 4-6 weeks, you better figure its 6. People are way too optimistic. Like McGahee perhaps coming back for the first game - did not happen. I'd plan on 6 weeks for Colston.
what he said, plus coming back /= playing well
 
It seems that there is really no way to know. When we start hearing news in a few weeks I think we'll have a better understanding. I can't tell you just to PUP him or not PUP him based on the information you gave. Obviously if you don't feel your team is strong enough to make it with him as a reserve, PUP him. But if your team is strong enough to do well with him as a non-PUP'd player, keep him active in case he comes back earlier than people think.

 
How immobile does he have to be during the recovery of an injury like this? Since it's a finger, if it can be jostled around after a few weeks, he may be able to maintain his shape by running and drills... If he can't move it though, then if he's unable to practice for 4 weeks, it may be a couple of weeks for him to be ready..

 
I'd like to find out how much this torn thumb ligament injury can affect Colston after he gets back??? Are there any WR's that have had this injury and surgery and how did it impact them?

Even if he comes back after six weeks I would hold him out the first week to see how close to 100% he is so add a week and make it closer to 5-7 weeks that he's out.

I'l check out the Stephania Bell injury update page on ESPN to see if she's got any prognostication detail on this injury.

Here is the Stephania Bell update from 9/10 courtesy of ESPN but it doesn't give much more than we already know:

Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints: Wow, this one was a surprise! Colston apparently suffered a ligament injury to his left thumb during Sunday's game, which ultimately required surgery. The surgery was performed Tuesday, according to The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, and Colston is projected to be out at least a month. Depending on the healing process, the time frame could extend upwards to six to eight weeks. No specifics have been given as to which ligament was damaged, but in all cases, the role of the thumb for a receiver is critical in terms of ballhandling. This is not exactly a position where it would be easy to return wearing a splint or a cast, so expect him to be out closer to six to eight weeks. More catches could be in line for David Patten, Devery Henderson and tight end Jeremy Shockey as a result.

 
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No link, but I read somewhere that Colston had this same injury in college & returned quicker than expected.

 
well if ur talking math (and i sux in math but love the "Numbers" program in the TV)

than the early report talked about 4-6 weeks..

the time to count it isnt from week2 (alot misunderstand that).. but its from monday-tuesday morning .. 1 day after week1 game.. so ..

if its really 6 weeks than week7 he would play.. worst case.. but that why i asked in the first place...

is there a report or urticle in FBG or in other site like Saint Fan.. what his condition now.. after two weeks and 2 days passed??

 
The Saints have a Bye Week 9. Personally, I am not expecting him back until Week 10. If he plays sooner, great, but this is the time table I'm working off of and preparing accordingly.

 
The Saints have a Bye Week 9. Personally, I am not expecting him back until Week 10. If he plays sooner, great, but this is the time table I'm working off of and preparing accordingly.
This is the exact approach that I'm taking as well. I'm just hoping that he'll be ready for the playoffs.
 
The Saints have a Bye Week 9. Personally, I am not expecting him back until Week 10. If he plays sooner, great, but this is the time table I'm working off of and preparing accordingly.
This is the exact approach that I'm taking as well. I'm just hoping that he'll be ready for the playoffs.
I'll reluctantly agree. Hoping to hear something in a couple weeks that might indicate he is healing well. I posted the comment about the sling (don't remember where I got it) but I would imagine that he will be back between 8-10. I traded Roddy White away for him with that in mind.
 
Figured this hardly deserves its own thread.. but Patten missed practice with a groin.. Shockey out..Colston out.Could prolly do worse on a one week filler than Henderson, Meachem, or Lance Moore at home vs SF. I dont think any of them are long term plays though.

David Patten - WR - Saints David Patten (groin) missed Saints practice on Wednesday. Patten will likely need to practice in some way later this week to be active Sunday vs. San Francisco. It's uncertain who would start in his place, but it'd be either Robert Meachem or Lance Moore opposite Devery Henderson. Sep. 24 - 4:01 p.m. ET Source: Sacramento Bee
 
Noticed this in the Brees thread that's on page 1 right now:

ps. a bit of possible good news is Draft Sharks is reporting that Colsten has told a beat reporter in NO that he will be playing in Week 6....
No link is provided so take it for what it's worth.
 
My main competitor in one league dropped Colston after the injury. I scooped him up counting on a Week 10 return (as a couple of people mentioned above). For any of us stowing him on our roster, anything earlier than Week 10 should be considered gravy.

 
fo shizzle said:
Figured this hardly deserves its own thread.. but Patten missed practice with a groin.. Shockey out..Colston out.Could prolly do worse on a one week filler than Henderson, Meachem, or Lance Moore at home vs SF. I dont think any of them are long term plays though.

David Patten - WR - Saints David Patten (groin) missed Saints practice on Wednesday. Patten will likely need to practice in some way later this week to be active Sunday vs. San Francisco. It's uncertain who would start in his place, but it'd be either Robert Meachem or Lance Moore opposite Devery Henderson. Sep. 24 - 4:01 p.m. ET Source: Sacramento Bee
:confused: I picked up Moore for at least this week. Brees throws a lot and since Moore had 7 receptions to Meachem's and Henderson's 2 a piece, I am betting Moore is the main beneficiary. My WRs are hurting (Colston, Galloway, Burelson, Engram, etc.), so gotta roll with someone. Man, would I love to see Colston back in Week 6, that would help.
 
My main competitor in one league dropped Colston after the injury. I scooped him up counting on a Week 10 return (as a couple of people mentioned above). For any of us stowing him on our roster, anything earlier than Week 10 should be considered gravy.
Wow, a top 10 WR getting dropped when he could easily be useful for half a season? Unless your rosters are very short, that is crazy. I am sure there is other dead weight to dump on that guy's roster. Smart move on your part. No way I would have let him sit there for any longer than waivers allowed.
 
Noticed this in the Brees thread that's on page 1 right now:

ps. a bit of possible good news is Draft Sharks is reporting that Colsten has told a beat reporter in NO that he will be playing in Week 6....
No link is provided so take it for what it's worth.
I will choose to completely believe this totally unconfirmed and baseless rumor. :confused:Week 6 would ROCK!
 
i have the Draftsharks reports

http://www.draftsharks.com/subscribers/email.aspx?id=438

Saints LG Jamar Nesbit has been suspended 4 games for violating the league's steroid policy. LT Jammal Brown is questionable with a groin injury so Drew Brees’ line has seen better days. Billy Miller will start for Jeremy Shockey (hernia) this week vs. San Francisco. Some good news: We're told by a good source that Marques Colston (left thumb surgery) "might get back out there for the Oakland game [in week 6]."

<they have been doling out good info and I would try to trade for Marques if poss.

 
i have the Draftsharks reports

http://www.draftsharks.com/subscribers/email.aspx?id=438

Saints LG Jamar Nesbit has been suspended 4 games for violating the league's steroid policy. LT Jammal Brown is questionable with a groin injury so Drew Brees’ line has seen better days. Billy Miller will start for Jeremy Shockey (hernia) this week vs. San Francisco. Some good news: We're told by a good source that Marques Colston (left thumb surgery) "might get back out there for the Oakland game [in week 6]."

<they have been doling out good info and I would try to trade for Marques if poss.
In my never-ending quest to pay attention only to articles that make me feel warm and happy, I have declared this to be 100% accurate. Any other article to the contrary is written by a hack, a rumor-monger and quite possibly a racist.
 
i have the Draftsharks reports

http://www.draftsharks.com/subscribers/email.aspx?id=438

Saints LG Jamar Nesbit has been suspended 4 games for violating the league's steroid policy. LT Jammal Brown is questionable with a groin injury so Drew Brees’ line has seen better days. Billy Miller will start for Jeremy Shockey (hernia) this week vs. San Francisco. Some good news: We're told by a good source that Marques Colston (left thumb surgery) "might get back out there for the Oakland game [in week 6]."

<they have been doling out good info and I would try to trade for Marques if poss.
In my never-ending quest to pay attention only to articles that make me feel warm and happy, I have declared this to be 100% accurate. Any other article to the contrary is written by a hack, a rumor-monger and quite possibly a racist.
Don't forget "hater" :goodposting: I hope this is correct - so long as it doesn't jeopardize the health of the thumb for the rest of the season.

 
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My main competitor in one league dropped Colston after the injury. I scooped him up counting on a Week 10 return (as a couple of people mentioned above). For any of us stowing him on our roster, anything earlier than Week 10 should be considered gravy.
Wow, a top 10 WR getting dropped when he could easily be useful for half a season? Unless your rosters are very short, that is crazy. I am sure there is other dead weight to dump on that guy's roster. Smart move on your part. No way I would have let him sit there for any longer than waivers allowed.
Actually, the rest of his lineup is rock solid...Rivers AND Cutler, SJax Forte and Parker, Marshall Housh and S. Moss. He just panicked when Colston got hurt and couldn't figure out what position to carry short in order to keep Marques on the roster.But by Week 10 (or hopefully sooner) I'll be able to plug Colston in for either Santonio or CJ2 as my WR 3 and laugh my way to the championship.
 
fo shizzle said:
Figured this hardly deserves its own thread.. but Patten missed practice with a groin.. Shockey out..Colston out.Could prolly do worse on a one week filler than Henderson, Meachem, or Lance Moore at home vs SF. I dont think any of them are long term plays though.

David Patten - WR - Saints David Patten (groin) missed Saints practice on Wednesday. Patten will likely need to practice in some way later this week to be active Sunday vs. San Francisco. It's uncertain who would start in his place, but it'd be either Robert Meachem or Lance Moore opposite Devery Henderson. Sep. 24 - 4:01 p.m. ET Source: Sacramento Bee
:goodposting: I picked up Moore for at least this week. Brees throws a lot and since Moore had 7 receptions to Meachem's and Henderson's 2 a piece, I am betting Moore is the main beneficiary. My WRs are hurting (Colston, Galloway, Burelson, Engram, etc.), so gotta roll with someone. Man, would I love to see Colston back in Week 6, that would help.
Moore is a sneaky Week 4 play bugs. Roto updated again..Sep. 24, 2008 - 5:38 p.m. ET Lance Moore, not Robert Meachem, is expected to draw the start opposite Devery Henderson Sunday if David Patten (groin) can't play. Patten didn't practice Wednesday and will likely be "questionable" or "doubtful" vs. the 49ers. Moore, coming off a seven-catch effort in Week 3 off the bench, is the more desirable option in PPR leagues. Meachem could get more yardage because he's a deep threat. They'll both play lots of snaps. Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune
 
Figured this hardly deserves its own thread.. but Patten missed practice with a groin.. Shockey out..Colston out.Could prolly do worse on a one week filler than Henderson, Meachem, or Lance Moore at home vs SF. I dont think any of them are long term plays though.

David Patten - WR - Saints David Patten (groin) missed Saints practice on Wednesday. Patten will likely need to practice in some way later this week to be active Sunday vs. San Francisco. It's uncertain who would start in his place, but it'd be either Robert Meachem or Lance Moore opposite Devery Henderson. Sep. 24 - 4:01 p.m. ET Source: Sacramento Bee
:shrug: I picked up Moore for at least this week. Brees throws a lot and since Moore had 7 receptions to Meachem's and Henderson's 2 a piece, I am betting Moore is the main beneficiary. My WRs are hurting (Colston, Galloway, Burelson, Engram, etc.), so gotta roll with someone. Man, would I love to see Colston back in Week 6, that would help.
:) Thanks Lance Moore. Nice game, I can only hope there is no ambiguity on when Colston comes back. Looking forward to it, but in PPR leagues, Moore looks like a very nice replacement 2 weeks running.
 
Figured this hardly deserves its own thread.. but Patten missed practice with a groin.. Shockey out..Colston out.Could prolly do worse on a one week filler than Henderson, Meachem, or Lance Moore at home vs SF. I dont think any of them are long term plays though.

David Patten - WR - Saints David Patten (groin) missed Saints practice on Wednesday. Patten will likely need to practice in some way later this week to be active Sunday vs. San Francisco. It's uncertain who would start in his place, but it'd be either Robert Meachem or Lance Moore opposite Devery Henderson. Sep. 24 - 4:01 p.m. ET Source: Sacramento Bee
:shrug: I picked up Moore for at least this week. Brees throws a lot and since Moore had 7 receptions to Meachem's and Henderson's 2 a piece, I am betting Moore is the main beneficiary. My WRs are hurting (Colston, Galloway, Burelson, Engram, etc.), so gotta roll with someone. Man, would I love to see Colston back in Week 6, that would help.
Moore is a sneaky Week 4 play bugs. Roto updated again..Sep. 24, 2008 - 5:38 p.m. ET Lance Moore, not Robert Meachem, is expected to draw the start opposite Devery Henderson Sunday if David Patten (groin) can't play. Patten didn't practice Wednesday and will likely be "questionable" or "doubtful" vs. the 49ers. Moore, coming off a seven-catch effort in Week 3 off the bench, is the more desirable option in PPR leagues. Meachem could get more yardage because he's a deep threat. They'll both play lots of snaps. Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune
He should be solid until Colston is back. He obviously has TD potential. :)
 

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