Colts injured defensive end Dwight Freeney, who is questionable with a sprained ankle, said today he felt much better and expressed cautious optimism he will be able to play in Super Bowl XLIV.
Freeney has been walking around barefoot and along the sandy beach near the team’s hotel on the Atlantic Ocean.
“Sometimes, walking is good because it keeps things fluid,” Freeney told reporters. “You hear people say he should be in a boot or something. But sometimes it can get stiff, and you've got to get that motion back in the ankle. It gets the blood flowing, so I've been walking around barefoot and in the sand.”
Freeney has tried almost everything to get better. That includes ice, oxygen chambers and even a visit to a chiropractor.
“It’s better than yesterday, and yesterday was better than the day before," Freeney said. "It's a slow progression right now, but that's where it is. Every morning I wake up, and it feels a little better.”
Colts rookie cornerback Jerraud Powers is also questionable with a left foot injury. He was hurt in the first quarter of a divisional round win over the Ravens. He did not play in the AFC Championship Game against the Jets.