So we know where Dwight Freeney was on Saturday night. (More precisely, we know where he wasn’t.) What’s not clear is whether Freeney will available next Sunday night to play in his second Super Bowl.
We mentioned that ESPN’s John Clayton said it would be an uphill battle for Freeney to suit up, and now Clayton’s colleague Adam Schefter has the reason why.
Freeney has a torn ligament in his right ankle that “will make it difficult to play if he plays at all.” (That sound you just heard was Saints tackle Jermon Bushrod jumping for joy.)
Each year, there seems to be one injury that gets the attention of the media. Expect to hear more about Freeney’s ankle over the next week than you could possibly want.
UPDATE: Freeney has a “low ankle” sprain according to the team.