Report: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has left ankle surgery

Friday, May 21, 2010

Report: Vikings QB Brett Favre has ankle surgery

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre underwent arthroscopic left ankle surgery on Friday morning in Florida, according to an report.

Favre’s future has been up in the air since the Vikings lost to New Orleans in the NFC championship game. He had said he would need ankle surgery if he wanted to play in 2010, but there was no word Friday about his playing career.

Messages were left by The Associated Press seeking comment from Bus Cook, Favre’s agent. A Vikings spokesman declined comment when asked about the report.

Dr. James Andrews cleaned up scar tissue in Favre’s ankle to increase his range of motion, according to The operation took place at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Favre, who turns 41 in October, said April 30 he had talked to Andrews over the phone about his injured ankle.

The surgery came one day after Favre visited the Southern Mississippi baseball team in Hattiesburg, Miss., and told the Golden Eagles he would return for one more season in the NFL if they made it to the College World Series for the second consecutive year.

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