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.

16 responses to “Source: Freeney's ankle is worse than advertised

  1. 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:
    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. 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

  8. 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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