Marques Colston undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday.

Coach Sean Payton announced the procedure on Colston’s right knee today at his press conference, and while he didn’t rule him out for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that would seem to be a real stretch.

"I don’t want to diminish the scope, but they just cleaned up some loose bodies,” Payton said, per WWL-TV.

The important factor for the Saints is having a healthier Colston for the playoffs. It’s much more reasonable that he’ll be in good shape for the team’s likely wild-card round game. Colston leads the Saints with 84 receptions for 1,023 yards and seven touchdowns.

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