Dwight Freeney has high ankle sprain

Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl pass rusher Dwight Freeney is trying to bounce back from what one source said is a high left ankle sprain, a difficult injury for a player so reliant on his speed, power and spin moves.

Freeney has a history of returning from injury sooner than expected. He played in the Super Bowl against the Saints two weeks after tearing a ligament in his right ankle.

High ankle sprains usually sideline players for weeks at a time, but all the Colts will say publicly is that Freeney is day to day. He already has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Most players would be expected to miss four to six weeks with the injury.