NFL: Colt's Freeney Hurt, but Still Wants to Play

Posted Feb 2, 2010 by Kristofor Molson
The Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney injured his ankle, but the details of his ankle injury is still unknown.
The Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints will face each other in the Super Bowl this week in Miami, Florida. The Colts are favored to win, but it might hinge on whether or not their top pass rusher is ready to go. Dwight Freeney injured his ankle in the AFC Championship game nine days ago and might be the only player on both teams to miss the game due to injury.
This is a major set back for the Indianapolis Colts and their strong defense. It is expected that Dwight Freeney has a torn ligament in his right ankle and others reported that it’s a basketball sprain. Despite Freeney's ankle injury he still expects to play in the Super Bowl.
Freeney told reporters, "Hopefully towards the end of the week it starts to get better. The decision will come later on in the week. It’s kind of early now." Freeney is listed as questionable on the Colt's injury report with a sprained ankle. Freeney also said, "The competitor in me says they'll never stop me from being on the field."
Dwight Freeney led the Colts defense with 13 sacks and was selected to this year's Pro Bowl game.