Dwight Freeney is frustrated by ankle

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Colts best pass rusher Dwight Freeney said he's frustrated by an ankle injury that is slightly getting better.

"There is a little frustration there, definitely," Freeney said Wednesday morning. "You never want to get hurt, especially in the fourth quarter with two minutes left. Maybe if it was in the first quarter or the second quarter, you’re like okay, you know what, it’s the beginning of the game. This is part of the game and this is what happens. No one knows when this type of thing is going to happen, you just have to think positively after the fact and just keep on getting better."

The Cowboys can relate.

When outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware suffered a neck injury vs. San Diego in December there was a thought he might miss a few games, especially after getting taken to the hospital on a stretcher. But Ware returned for the next game vs. the Saints and recorded two sacks.

Ware said at the time he was worried about his neck, but when he awoke the next day he felt a million times better. As the week progressed, his opportunity to play got bigger and his worries subsided.

"Well for me the way I look at things, I never really worry," Freeney said. "This kind of thing is not in my hands. I just take it one day at a time. I just continue to focus my energy on positive things and getting my ankle right. It’s day-to-day. It’s hard for me to put numbers on it, percentages on it, of where exactly it is, but it’s definitely getting there."