Colts hold breath with Freeney's leg injury
When Dwight Freeney limped to the sideline in Sunday's game, coach Tony Dungy knew something was wrong.
Now the Colts are waiting to see if their defensive anchor, a three-time Pro Bowler, can play in next week's critical AFC South showdown with Jacksonville.
"It's some muscle in the leg, but I don't know if it's a hip flexor or a hamstring or what it is," Dungy said Monday. "I really don't know if Dwight will be out any length of time."
Dungy said Freeney, receiver Brandon Stokley and kicker Adam Vinatieri all were awaiting MRI results.
Stokley aggravated a sprained left ankle that kept him out most of training camp, all the preseason and the season-opener against the Giants. He apparently reinjured the ankle when he tiptoed the end line on his 10-yard touchdown catch.
Vinatieri hurt his groin during Sunday's 43-24 victory over Houston and did not kick the extra point or kick off after the Colts' final scoring drive.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
Re: Colts hold breath with Freeney's leg injury
Defensive ends are going down like flies.
Jevon Kearse, Erasmus James, and now Dwight Freeney.
Anyone want to take a guess at who's next?