- Associated Press - Friday, August 6, 2010

ANDERSON, IND. (AP) - All signs point to Dwight Freeney being back to his usual dominant self when the season starts.

The Indianapolis Colts’ All-Pro defensive end suffered a third-degree ligament tear in his right ankle late in the AFC championship game against the New York Jets, and he was questionable for the Super Bowl. He played, and even sacked Saints quarterback Drew Brees once, but the ankle stiffened up in the second half and he wasn’t as effective.

After the Super Bowl, he chose not to have surgery and went into intense rehabilitation.

Freeney hasn’t had any problems the first week of training camp, and coach Jim Caldwell says he sees Freeney’s usual burst and power.

Freeney’s 13.5 sacks last season tied for third in the league and ranked second in franchise history.