September 10, 2008

Colston To Miss 4-6 Weeks With A Thumb Injury

The Skins were given a huge break with the announcement that Marques Colston will miss this week's game after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

This really helps the Skins ailing secondary as they are hoping to see Shawn Springs and Fred Smoot return healthy after suffering minor injuries this past week.

Springs has a bruised calf that forced him to miss last week's game vs. the Giants because he couldn't put weight on it. He is needed back so the Skins can play more man coverage as the season goes on.

Man coverage really frees up Laron Landry as Springs can effectively shut down one half the field with little help so it is important to see him come back soon.

Smoot bruised his hip in the Giants game and will most likely return along with Springs into the lineup against the Saints.

The Saints will now look to the speedy Devery Henderson and newly acquired Jeremy Shockey for more output and they will also most likely activate last year's first rounder Robert Meacham. Meacham is coming off a huge preseason and the Skins would be wise to not overlook him.

On a quick side note, this will mark the return of Mark Brunell to Washington. He was let go in the offseason and is now backing up Drew Brees in New Orleans.

More to come.

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