Nick Underhill analysis: Marques Colston's light burned bright in dominant decade with Saints, but time to move on _lowres

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- NFL Network reports that Saints wide receiver Marques Colston has a separated shoulder. He had three catches for 36 yards in Sunday's 39-17 loss to the Eagles, giving him 18 receptions for 200 yards this season.

Marques Colston immediately knew something was off when he hit the turf following a third-quarter catch against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Colston thought he could test it out and play through it, but quickly realized that he was having trouble lifting his arm and that the injury was more serious than he initially thought.

“It got to a point where I wasn’t effective and I was probably doing more harm than good,” Colston said. “It’s always tough but it’s behind me and I’m just working to get back on the field.”

After missing Thursday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, Colston is hoping he can return this week. He’s been limited in practice throughout the week but feels things are headed in the right direction for this week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts .

“You know, I was able to go all week long,” Colston said. “So we’ll just continue to get treatment and see what Sunday looks like.”

Colston restructured his deal to return to the Saints this offseason. Serving near the top of the depth chart at wide receiver, he’s caught 18 passes for 200 yards.

He said it was frustrating to sit out given how the season has started for the Saints, but said his focus is now on moving forward instead of looking back.

“You know, I was able to go all week long,” he said. “So we’ll just continue to get treatment and see what Sunday looks like.”