The rash of injuries to big-name stars is continuing.  And that’s bad news for the Saints.

Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that receiver Marques Colston will miss four-to-six weeks after suffering a torn ligament in his thumb.

Colston had surgery to reattach the ligament on Tuesday.

In his absence, receivers David Patten, Devery Henderson, and Terrance Copper will have expanded roles.  Also, it might give 2007 first-rounder Robert Meacham a chance to provide a return on the team’s investment.  Meacham was inactive for all of the 2007 season, and he was inactive on Sunday against the Bucs.