How long can Colston last?

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New Orleans Saints wide receier Marques Colston has been an integral part of the Saints offense as he is quarterback Drew Brees main target in their passing game.

However, with his recent surgery the question is how long can Colston last in the National Football League?

According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, via Pro Football Talk, Colston had microfracture surgery on his right knee. The thing is if this was Coltson’s first microfracture surgery the new wouldn’t call for concern.

However, that isn’t the case as this was hisĀ second microfracture surgery, which was on his right knee. The other one was on his left knee in 2009. In addition to microfracture surgery Colston had a procedure doneĀ on his right wrist earlier this offseason.

Clearly, after five years in the NFL Colston’s body is already showing wear and tear, along with breaking down. That means within the next five years some more injuries will set in, and the accumilation of those injuries will cause his performance to decline.

In the end, all the Saints can do is keep a watchful eye on Colston and have a backup plan for when it becomes clear that Colston must be replaced.

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