Although the Colts reluctantly have agreed to send their Pro Bowlers to Miami to make an appearance at an all-star game in which they won’t play, one of their key starters might be staying behind, after all.
Phillip B. Wilson of the Indianapolis Star reports that, according to coach Jim Caldwell, Freeney could skipping the trip if doctors decide that Freeney should adhere to the treatment routine being implemented in connection with an ankle he sprained in the final minutes of the AFC Championship.
“Some of it I don’t know because of the fact there are some injury
situations involved in it,” Caldwell said. “So it just depends on
whether or not the doctor’s determination on flying at that time is
good for them or not good for them or whatever it might be.”
But since Freeney will be making the trip at some point, it seems that the treatment of his ankle could be arranged to accommodate a Monday flight (if he travels with the team and passes on the Pro Bowl) or a Sunday flight (if he goes to the Pro Bowl).
So maybe this is just the Colts’ way of getting their way regarding a Pro Bowl procedure that team president Bill Polian has called “stupid.”