Marques Colston was supposed to be out at least four weeks and possibly a lot longer after suffering a broken collarbone in the season opener. Doctors placed a titanium plate onto his collarbone with six screws to help speed his recovery. Nobody realized the veteran Saints receiver had his own healing method at home.
Colston's storybook return to the Saints will come two weeks earlier than expected as New Orleans plays at Jacksonville this weekend. The veteran receiver has a message to those questioning his unreal comeback. "I don’t let my body heal; I heal my body," Colston said Thursday. "It's kind of an aggressive approach I take and it has worked well for me over the years."
With a high pain threshold as a bonus, Colston's secret to fast healing is the inflatable hyperbaric chamber he sleeps in at night. A chiropractor suggested he try it out during his second NFL season. Colston was such a believer that he soon purchased one for himself.
WWL-TV reports Colston keeps his oxygen-rich cocoon in the second-floor hallway of his Louisiana home. It's something he spends lots of time with during the season. "Especially times like now when I'm injured," he said, "I'll sleep in it three or four nights a week."
Saints coach Sean Payton says he will limit the amount of reps for Colston against the Jaguars as he works his way back into the lineup.
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