Irony of Freeney Injury: Colts' Perfect Plan Flopped
But really now, was it?
With about two minutes left in an AFC championship game that the Colts already had cemented, guess what happened to the grand plan of team president Bill Polian? A very important player got hurt. Dwight Freeney, a future Hall of Famer and one of pro football's premier pass rushers of the last decade, sprained his right ankle and, most likely, also tore ligaments in it. He has not practiced since the injury and has been hanging out at night with a stimulation machine and spending his days inside an oxygen-stimulating hyperbaric chamber. There is a good chance Freeney won't play in Super Bowl XLIV -- in his case, perhaps an emphasis on the IV -- and if he does play, his athleticism and famous spin moves will be limited without his usual mobility from the right end position.