End of an Era?: Brett Favre Needs Ankle Surgery to Play in NFL This Year

April 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It wouldn’t be the NFL offseason without a healthy helping of Brett Favre’s “Will he or won’t he retire?” career drama. 
Today, the NFL obliged.
ESPN broke the news Friday morning that Favre will require ankle surgery to play in the NFL this upcoming season.
For those who don’t remember, Favre initially injured his left ankle during the NFC Championship Game against New Orleans back in January. After taking 60 minutes of ritualistic abuse from the New Orleans defense, Favre’s ankle looked like it swelled to the size of a grapefruit. (Don’t click that link if you’re faint of heart.)
Three months later, the ankle remains swollen and bruised, according to Favre. He consulted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who informed him that surgery was unavoidable if he hoped to play in 2010.   
"[Dr. Andrews and I] have spoken,'' Favre said in an e-mail to ESPN. "To play again, I would need the surgery...

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