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Source: Freeney's ankle is worse than advertised

Amid reports that Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney might not attend the Pro Bowl in order to obtain further treatment for his sprained ankle, a league source tells us that Freeney definitely won’t be going to the Pro Bowl, barring dramatic improvement of the injury.

Per the source, Freeney’s ankle is worse than reported by the media. 

Freeney injured the ankle late in the AFC title game.

He missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the team’s official practice report.

Also missing practice on Thursday was defensive back Melvin Bullitt (knee) and defensive back Jerraud Powers (foot).  Bullitt fully participated in practice on Wednesday.

Limited in practice on Thursday were defensive back Antoine Bethea (back) and tight end Jacob Tamme (ankle).

Fifteen Colts players fully participated in practice on Thursday despite injuries, including running back Joseph Addai (shoulder), linebacker Gary Brackett (knee), running back Donald Brown (foot), tackle Ryan Diem (elbow), defensive back Aaron Francisco (hand), running back Mike Hart (ankle), linebacker Ramon Humber (knee), defensive tackle Antonio Johnson (shoulder), tackle Charlie Johnson (foot), defensive end Robert Mathis (shoulder), guard Jamey Richard (shoulder), defensive back Jamie Silva (hand), tackle Tony Ugoh (knee), kicker Adam Vinatieri (hip), and receiver Reggie Wayne (knee).

So that’s 20 injured Colts, with Freeney the biggest name about which the team needs to worry over the next 10 days.

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16 Responses to “Source: Freeney's ankle is worse than advertised”
  1. nfcbeast says: Jan 28, 2010 5:05 PM

    I WOULD be surprised if he went to the pro bowl, he is going to be doing everything he can to get his ankle healthy enough to play.
    He wont practice at all until pregame warm ups for the super bowl.

  2. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 28, 2010 5:11 PM

    he’s got another 10 days. he’ll be fine

  3. 5150cd says: Jan 28, 2010 5:11 PM

    I can’t say this makes me happy.

  4. Belichick for President says: Jan 28, 2010 5:19 PM

    Allied Biscuit says:
    January 28, 2010 5:11 PM
    he’s got another 10 days. he’ll be fine
    Every Patriots fan felt the same way about Tom Brady in 07…hope that doesn’t end the same way for you guys.

  5. jimbofungus11 says: Jan 28, 2010 5:51 PM

    Cant stand the Colts, but it would be a shame if Freeney was flying off the edge at only 75 or 80% in the Super Bowl.

  6. 4ever19 says: Jan 28, 2010 6:18 PM

    What the heck was he doing playing the last two minutes of a game that was already wrapped up?

  7. ar1888 says: Jan 28, 2010 6:48 PM

    Who is your source Florio? Rex Ryan?

  8. KOM2K10 says: Jan 28, 2010 6:49 PM

    A 2 possession game (13 points) with 2 minutes to go is not what I would consider “wrapped up”. A comeback is unlikely but a TD and onside kick is possible.

  9. hizzle1281 says: Jan 28, 2010 7:15 PM

    The Colts just dont know when to rest their players

  10. jersey73 says: Jan 28, 2010 7:22 PM

    You will have to amputate Dwight’s leg to keep him out of the Superbowl. He will play!

  11. cleanface says: Jan 28, 2010 7:44 PM

    10 days of rest plus some pre-game pain killers and hopefully he’ll be ready to go.

  12. slipkid says: Jan 28, 2010 7:57 PM

    in that kind of game, rush 3 (or 2) and drop 8 (or 9). they didnt need freeney in anymore. jets had already shown all their cards.

  13. Bob S. says: Jan 28, 2010 7:58 PM

    this is the team with the 30 man per week injury list!
    and you believe what they float out there about freeney being POSSIBLY in bad shape?
    did you just fall off the turnip truck?

  14. BWIII says: Jan 28, 2010 9:31 PM

    Enough with the excuses already….Saints are gonna kick that ass!

  15. BigEasy says: Jan 28, 2010 9:40 PM

    I want Freeny to play….no excuses….these are the 2 best teams (sorry the Viqueens are the best but wanted to play in the Pro Bowl) all year and this game will be played with their best players….Freeny, Shockey, and whomever else is battling an injury will play in this game because this is what they work for all year (except the Viqueens who need to work on AP’s fumbling, Harvin’s fumbling, Berrian’s fumbling, Brett’s INT’s, and the invisible 4 dumbasses that make up the defensive line of the Viqueens that were absent from the game)!
    Who Dat

  16. vtopa says: Jan 28, 2010 11:46 PM

    Freeney will play but it won’t matter. Brees has the fastest trigger finger in the league, and unlike Manning, isn’t a statue.

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