Injured Freeney still hopes to play in Super Bowl

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MIAMI (AP) - Indianapolis Colts All-Pro defensive end Dwight
Freeney is in pain, but still hopes to play in Sunday's Super Bowl
against the New Orleans Saints.

Freeney tore a ligament in his right ankle in the AFC
championship game nine days ago. He said at Tuesday's media day
that it's "very discouraging" that he can't practice. He says a
decision on his playing status won't come until the end of the
week, but chances of him practicing are not good.

Freeney is the only starter on the Colts or Saints who might
miss the game because of an injury. He led the Colts with 13 sacks
and is considered the leader of a defense that has played well in
the playoffs.