Posted on: February 6, 2010 11:11 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2010 11:15 pm
The Saints held their final practice session on Saturday, and so far still only have corner back Randall Gay (illness) and Lyle Hamilton (ankle) as their sole injury concerns. Gay has been suffering from a cold, but head coach Sean Payton expects him to play. Payton is not as sure about Hamilton, who has been nursing a sore ankle, but the coach remains optimistic.
When last we heard from the Colts, all their star players were spontaneously combusting all over the place. Indianapolis also held their final walkthrough practice Saturday morning. Dwight Freeney (ankle!) sat out practice again. Corner back Jerraud Powers (foot) did some light work. Head coach Jim Caldwell said both are considered day-to-day. As for Reggie Wayne, he returned to practice Saturday after leaving 20 minutes early Friday when he re-aggravated his right knee.
“We’ve done extremely well and been attentive," he said. "The [players] have been very, very focused and our practices have been sharp as well. Overall we’ve been moving in the right direction.”
I certainly hope so. It would be great if both teams had all their star players in the game. Super Bowl parties are depending on it. And these injured players need to stand up, play through the pain and understand that destiny is calling. "Perseverance!: What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve!" I read that on a poster at a dentist's office once. I'm not sure what it means, but if it has anything to do with my Super Bowl party and the crapload of buffalo wings and Jose Ole' taquitos that' I'm planning to consume, then that would be fantastic.
Posted on: February 4, 2010 4:21 pm
Honestly if we didn't have Dwight Freeney and his ankle to talk about we'd have to cover the Manning Family ad nauseum. And no one wants that. So if your a fan of big-name players being on the fence about playing due to injury, this is your day. Unless you're a Colts fan. Then this must suck.
So here you go, America. Your Dwight Freeney Ankle update:
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Posted on: February 2, 2010 2:24 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2010 2:29 pm
The big news coming out of Media Day so far is, not surprisingly, Dwight Freeney's ankle.
"Hopefully, towards the end of the week it starts to get better," Freeney said at Tuesday's media day. "The decision will come later on in the week. It's kind of early now."
"The competitor in me says they'll never stop me from being on the field. There's some pain there definitely with throwing everything at it, all types of techniques to find the best thing to get this thing as good as possible. You name it, I've probably done it."
Freeney walked up to his Media Day podium wearing sandals, and it was like someone had removed a curtain to unveil the world's first unicorn in captivity. Flashbulbs and camera crews maniacally focused on Freeney's right foot.
And this just in: it's still not healed.
This story ain't going away. But you can go here to see the man himself talk about The Ankle.
Posted on: February 2, 2010 10:26 am
So late Sunday it was reported that Dwight Freeney had a third-degree ankle sprain. And yesterday Colts head coach Jim Caldwell confirmed that report. But, Caldwell called Freeney a "quick healer" (like Wolverine, if that reference helps you), so it sounds like the Colts' thinking is he will play.
But Caldwell then told reporters that the Colts are preparing their game plan as if Freeney won't play.
Meanwhile, Drew Brees told the Times-Picayune that the Saints are preparing their game plan as if Freeney will play.
And Hashmarks gives us a list of players with bad injuries prior to their respective Super Bowls who did end up playing.
So I guess the moral of the story is, no one knows what the hell is going on. Advantage = Ambiguity and Vagueness. Yay!
Posted on: February 1, 2010 8:53 am
Edited on: February 1, 2010 8:55 am
The big news over the weekend -- and the big news sure to carry on throughout the week unless someone gets caught with a dead hooker in the trunk of their rental car -- is the status of Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney and his bum ankle.
ESPN reported on Sunday that Freeney's ankle was not only sprained, but also had a torn ligament. For their part, the Colts have been downplaying the severity of it, telling everyone it's nothing more than a "basketball-type" injury. And since he's not a basketball player, and since everyone knows basketball's for pussies, Freeney should be just fine:
Team spokesman Craig Kelley said Sunday night Freeney was being treated in Florida for a basketball-type injury, nothing more.
"He is under the care of our athletic training staff," Kelley said. "Nothing we have seen changes our diagnosis that he is questionable. He has a third-degree, low basketball sprain."
However, it should be pointed out that a third-degree ankle sprain means something is torn, as Adam Schefter tells us via his Twitter. And while Adam Schefter is not a doctor, it's kinda hard not to trust him. I mean, look at him! He's so tiny and adorable! He can Twitter that he just saw a Abraham Lincoln riding on a unicorn and I would totally believe him!
But, yea, a third-degree ankle sprain, at worst, means a torn ligament and, at best, means a badly stretched ligament. Either way, it's not looking good for Freeney.
Posted on: January 28, 2010 5:39 pm
Edited on: January 28, 2010 5:42 pm
PFT is reporting per a source that Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney's ankle injury might be worse than anyone is letting on.
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 his ankle during last week's AFC Championship game, and now that ankle will be under severe media scrutiny for the next ten days until Freeney is back to 100%. But will he be? You'll just have to stay tuned and log on here to the CBS Super Bowl Blog to find out. What else are you gonna do with the Internet? Look at dirty pictures? Find funny photos of cats? Watch a video of some d-bag dead lifting weights and then falling face-first into a rack of dumb bells?
Well, yes, of course. Duh! But still... you should really come back here to make sure you get the latest on Freeney's ankle.
Posted on: January 28, 2010 11:23 am
Edited on: January 28, 2010 11:48 am
Hey injury report fans! The first Super Bowl injury report is out! Weeeee!!!
Four key Colts players appeared on the report after the team practiced yesterday:
Dwight Freeney (ankle), Jerraud Powers (foot), Antoine Bethea (back), Jacob Tamme (ankle)
The Saints, lazy asses that they are, did NOT practice yesterday. So what we have is a hypothetical Saints injury report.
So according to this report, 24 Saints WILL NOT PLAY IN THE SUPER BOWL!!!!!
Well, okay. Not really. However, one guy Saints fans need to keep an eye on is Jeremy Shockey and his bum knee. Shockey was in Birmingham on Tuesday. We know this because Shockey tweeted about it:
Damn just got back from b'ham... i missed our team diner... Gnight everyone..
Unless b'ham is a reference to some kind of stripper who wears pork flavored edible undies, one would have to assume b'ham is short for Birmingham where Dr. James Andrews is located. But thanks to Twitter and their 140 character limit, we may never know. Thanks a lot Twitter! Jerks.