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|Colts' Freeney Injury: Serious or Not?
|FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- It's Super Bowl week, and the Indianapolis Colts have their first distraction.
The Colts are insisting that Pro Bowl defensive end Dwight Freeney has a low ankle sprain, not a torn ligament, and that he is still questionable for the Super Bowl. Team spokesman Craig Kelley says Freeney is being treated in Florida.
But a person close to Freeney tells The Associated Press in an e-mail Sunday night that Freeney's ankle is ``really bad'' and could keep him out of Super Bowl 44.
Freeney injured his right ankle with about two minutes to go in last week's AFC championship game. He was rushing quarterback Mark Sanchez when he pulled up and hopped toward the sideline. Freeney led the Colts with 13 and a-half sacks, the sixth time in eight seasons he has had at least 10 sacks.
Colts coach Jim Caldwell and team president Bill Polian both have said they are hopeful Freeney would play against the Saints in next Sunday's Super Bowl.
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