Marques Colston Injury: Updates on Saints WR's Possible Concussion

Rick WeinerFeatured ColumnistNovember 25, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 25:  Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints catches a touchdown pass in front of Dashon Goldson #38 of the San Francisco 49ers during a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 25, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston was taken to the locker room with a possible concussion in the third quarter of New Orleans' Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

UPDATE: November 25 at 6:42 p.m. ET by Rick Weiner

According to the team's official Twitter account, Colston is OK and will return to the game:

Colston will return to the game #SFvsNO

— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 25, 2012

This is great news for the Saints and fantasy owners who were cringing that they'd be without one of their primary receivers for the rest of the day and possibly longer.

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Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune reported the news via Twitter:

Marques Colston, who they just took to the locker room, is fearless. Guy absorbs more kill shots than any WR I can recall. Really tough cat.

— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncanTP) November 25, 2012

"Tough" is right on the money to describe Colston, who went up in traffic to get a pass thrown a bit high by quarterback Drew Brees when he was hit low.

The ball tipped off of his fingers and Colston and flipped over, landing awkwardly on his head. Meanwhile, the ball fell into the waiting hands of 49ers safety Donte Whitner, who scampered 42 yards for the touchdown to give San Francisco a 28-14 lead.

Colston got up and walked off of the field under his own power, but headed straight to the locker room, leaving his return to the game questionable.

Before the scary incident, Colston had caught three passes for 28 yards and a 10-yard touchdown in the second quarter, one that not only gave the Saints a 14-7 lead but also put Colston ahead of former Saints running back Deuce McAllister for the most career touchdowns in team history:

TOUCHDOWN! Colston becomes the Saints career TD leader with a 9-yd TD catch – the 56th TD of his career! #SFvsNO

— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 25, 2012

Check back with Bleacher Report for the latest on Colston's status.