Brett Favre ended the 2010 season with a bum ankle and it was later reported that he would need surgery on it in order to play in 2010. Since then, he released a statement that said any type of surgery would not be major and it would not be the sole factor in his decision to return.
On Friday morning Scout.com reported that Brett Favre "may have already had surgery" on that ankle. By Friday evening, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that indeed he went through with the procedure earlier in the day.
Noted orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews operated on Favre at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla., where Favre and his agent Bus Cook were spotted by a handful of people.
Dr. Andrews cleaned up scar tissue and other elements of the joint to allow Favre a better range of motion, sources said.
While Favre's officially saying he hasn't made up his mind regarding a return to the field in 2010, the surgery will put him out for 4-6 weeks which would put his return just in time for training camp.
The last time we heard from Favre the rumor was that he wasn't going to go through with the surgery. That's even more evidence that no one truly knows what he's thinking.
Here's what he said about the possibility of ankle surgery in a statement he released at the end of April:
I don’t believe major surgery on the ankle would be required for me to return in 2010. I’ve consulted with Dr. Andrews on the phone, and a relatively minor procedure could be done to improve the dexterity of the ankle, and to relieve the pain. I’ve put up with pain worse than this in my career, and I didn’t want anyone to assume that the possibility of surgery was the sole factor that would determine whether I return or not.
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