An injured quadriceps muscle could very well keep Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney out for a bit, according to an ESPN report, with the initial prognosis being issued by an unnamed source.
According to team spokesman Craig Kelley, the team would not provide a more detailed injury report on Freeney until Wednesday (today); Freeney’s agent, Gary Wichard, did not respond to any emails sent his way. The injury occurred during the third quarter of Indianapolis’ win over the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday night; Freeney walked off the field under his own power, and according to team president Bill Polian, Freeney said that:
“if he could walk, he could play.”
I can only speak for myself here when I say that assuming that the quad injury is what it appears to be, Freeney should sit out a week or two until the quad is vastly recovered. The team will need his presence for the long haul of the balance of this regular season and beyond, so trying to be a hero will not achieve neither Freeney’s or the Colts’ overall goals.