A big deal has been made about Freeney’s injury, but Pro Football Weekly, the best site on the Internet for football news, has heard that his foot will be no problem when the season starts.
This is “The Way We Hear It” from today:
According to a team insider, Colts DE Dwight Freeney is well on his way to be back in playing condition by the start of the regular season. Freeney has been nursing a Lisfranc (foot) injury throughout the offseason program, but we hear there’s little cause for concern. While the injury generally takes between 9-10 months to fully recover from, doctors have told him that he’s, if anything, ahead of schedule with his return. In fact, there’s a slight concern around Colts camp that Freeney may try to come back too soon. Fortunately for the Colts, their star end is also heeding advice from recently retired Michael Strahan and former teammate Brandon Stokely, both of whom have nursed the injury and have implored Freeney to take it easy. Word is Freeney has opted to stay in Indianapolis through OTAs and minicamp rather than rehab remotely.
This is great news. Freeney’s injury could be the only thing holding us back from another ring. If Freeney is healthy, this team will be an unstoppable force next year. You’ve had your run, New England. Get ready for the Colts dynasty.