Colston had microfracture procedure in January

Saints WR Marques Colston underwent a “microfracture surgical procedure” on his left knee in January, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on Friday.

The paper reported that Colston had the procedure done to “repair a small hole he had worn in his kneecap.”

That’s not great news for Saints fans. Especially after Colston took a step back in 2008, his third NFL season, following a pair of 1,000-yard seasons in his first two seasons in the league. Plagued by injuries, Colston missed five games and started just six games in 2008, catching 47 balls for 760 yards and five touchdowns.

Mike Triplett of the Times-Picayune assessed Colston’s health heading into the 2009 season.

    We don’t know yet how quickly Colston will return to 100 percent, but he’s already running around on the practice field and should be full speed by training camp. If the knee isn’t an issue, I expect him to get back to being Brees’ favorite target, catching about 90 balls for over 1,000 yards and double-digit touchdowns.
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