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Training Room Injury Update - Thursday Special
Philip Gentles
September 6, 2007

Mark Campbell, TE, NO
Lower Back Inflammation

Huddle Up: According to reports Saints' TE Mark Campbell has been ruled out for tonight's game against the Colts because of chronic inflammation in his lower back. Campbell, who has been dealing an irritation in his lower back, has already been given two epidural injections. But the condition has not cleared and the team's medical staff has decided to keep him sidelined for at least another week. Eric Johnson will get the start at TE.

Marques Colston, WR, NO
Knee Soreness

Huddle Up: Saints' WR Marques Colston, who was limited throughout training camp and much of the preseason because of soreness in his knee, was able to play in the team's final exhibition game and according to reports he will be in the starting lineup for tonight's regular season opener. Colston had two MRIs done on his knee but neither revealed any structural damage leaving the medical staff a bit puzzled. They aren't exactly sure why Colston was experiencing soreness and stiffness in his knee and said on several occasions that the most likely reason for his discomfort was normal wear and tear from tough training camp practices. The good news is that the problem appears to be under control and the Saints are confident that he will enter tonight's game at full speed.

Bob Sanders, DB, IND
Recovering from Off Season Shoulder Surgery

Huddle Up: Colts' DB Bob Sanders, who missed the first three weeks of training camp while he recovered from off-season shoulder surgery, is very close to 100% and according to reports he will start in tonight's game against the Saints. Sanders was removed from the PUP over a week ago and he has reportedly looked good in practice. His shoulder does not appear to be an issue and the Colts believe that he is ready for the regular season.

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