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Colston to miss a month (2 Viewers)

Draft Sharks was reporting last week that Colsten had told a member of the NO Press that he would be playing in Week 6. I posted it then without a link and got blasted, but some other guys then found and posted the link... Obviously, its all speculation, but it does seem like Colsten thinks he can be ready for week 6, and he would be the one with the most knowledge... Maybe its off by a week and he goes in Week 7.either way I won't be complaining ..

 
Its gotta be speculation at this point. Nobody would know for sure until the cast is off and he out on the practice field testing it.
:ph34r: There isn't any way to know whether/how much pain he will have after the cast is removed. There will still need to be therapy to restore fullrange of motion to the thumb.There are way too many imponderables to say that "he will" be playing week 6 (and I'm a Colston owner in two leagues).
Not really. He underwent a fairly routine surgery with a well-established timetable, and he had the same injury on his other hand. He opted to have the surgery so he could come back quickly.
I'm glad that you are sure that he'll play. :thumbdown: I'll still believe it when he takes the field and practices with no problems.
 
I didn't say I was sure he'd play. I repeated what I heard on ESPN this morning, what Marques Colston himself said, and corroborating examples of players returning from similar thumb injuries within a month or so.

Colston's already been out for three weeks, yet the consensus here says he won't play until week 10, without any evidence to support that claim. Would the same be said of a lesser receiver with the same initial prognosis? I highly doubt it.

 
Even if he doesn't come back in week 6, I think we can almost rule out week 10 as a return. I think at latest it's week 7 or 8 given other players that have come back in a similar time frame, his own quotes, his own healthy history, etc.

 
What concerns me is that Brees now has a comfort zone with more receivers and will not be leaning on Colston as much.
brees has always spread the ball around. he's pretty judicious in his throws and looks for the mismatch. that's why there is no true #2 WR in NO. colston - with his skills and physical abilities - is pretty much always a mismatch. colston will continue to get a large number of targets. bank on it.
Agreed. His vaule doubles the value of any other WR on that team. He'll get his targets once he's back.
:shrug: Colston has missed games before and Brees has never hesitated to come back to him when he's returned to the lineup.
 
I didn't say I was sure he'd play. I repeated what I heard on ESPN this morning, what Marques Colston himself said, and corroborating examples of players returning from similar thumb injuries within a month or so. Colston's already been out for three weeks, yet the consensus here says he won't play until week 10, without any evidence to support that claim. Would the same be said of a lesser receiver with the same initial prognosis? I highly doubt it.
I don't think he'll be out until week 10. But I don't believe the ESPN or Colston can say that he will play week 6. Until the cast comes off, he practices andshows that he's able to play, I would consider him to be a doubtful starter. I hope that he plays. That way I could sit T. Holt on the bench that week.I just wouldn't want to count on it.Sorry if I took your statement that "he had a routine surgery with a well established timetable" and that "he had the same surgery on the other hand" tomean that you were sure he would start.
 
Below is another post from Draft Sharks... For what its worth...

** Sshh… a good source in New Orleans just told us that WR Marques Colston (thumb) is "getting that cast off this week." Colston had surgery to reattach a thumb ligament three weeks ago on Sept. 9. There's "almost no chance" of Colston playing Monday night, but as our source told us last week, "Oakland [week 6] is his goal." The shark move is to trade for Colston now while his perceived value remains low. Even if he doesn't return until week 7, when he does come back his legs will be oh-so-fresh

 
Below is another post from Draft Sharks... For what its worth...** Sshh… a good source in New Orleans just told us that WR Marques Colston (thumb) is "getting that cast off this week." Colston had surgery to reattach a thumb ligament three weeks ago on Sept. 9. There's "almost no chance" of Colston playing Monday night, but as our source told us last week, "Oakland [week 6] is his goal." The shark move is to trade for Colston now while his perceived value remains low. Even if he doesn't return until week 7, when he does come back his legs will be oh-so-fresh
:)
 

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