Brett Favre, the Media Pimp

May 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Unless you live an entirely media-free life (in which case you would not be reading this), you’ve heard the latest Brett Favre news. Doctors have told the Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback that, if he is to return for a 20th professional season, he will require surgery on his left ankle.

According to several reports, Favre is confronted with a choice: Either have the procedure and return to the Vikings, or retire and put an end to his 19-year NFL career. The three-time NFL Most Valuable Player is reported to be weighing his options.
Favre’s ankle, injured in the 2009 NFC Championship Game, is still swollen, and still hurts. He has sent test results to the famed orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, who has opined that Favre cannot play without the operation.
"We have spoken,'' Favre said in an e-mail. "To play again, I would need the surgery, as I suspected. This decision would be easy if not for my teammates and the fans and the entire Vikings staff...

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