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Colts DE Freeney recovering from surgery

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 30, 2005) -- NFL sack leader Dwight Freeney recently had shoulder surgery and might not be ready to practice when the Indianapolis Colts open training camp in late July, coach Tony Dungy said.

Dungy revealed the surgery on the two-time Pro Bowl defensive end during the second day of the Colts' rookie minicamp.

"He had shoulder surgery a couple of weeks ago -- just a cleanup," Dungy said. "We kind of knew that it was coming. (They) had planned on doing it after the Pro Bowl. We expect him to be full-go right around the beginning of camp."

Freeney led the NFL last season with a franchise-record 16 sacks, his third straight season with double-digit sacks after the Colts drafted him 11th overall in 2002.

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