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Mark down April 30 on your calendar for the beginning of Brett Favre’s yearly tap dance on whether he will play during the 2010 season. According to the three-time MVP, a 20th season will be contingent upon him getting ankle surgery. For the unaware, Favre’s ankle was mangled during the NFC title game against New Orleans. He released a statement today giving the usual information on his decision including citing his family being a part of the decision-making process as usual.
However, in his missive to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Favre said surgery on his bum ankle was a major part of this decision:
“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. One year truly felt like 10 — much like Green Bay for many years. That’s what I was missing in my heart I suppose, a sense of belonging.’
One other side aspect to this is that Favre’s surgery would require the help of a future JMRA Hall of Fame inductee…Dr. James Andrews.
If Favre elects to have surgery, you can bet that the recovery time will somehow surpass Vikings training camp. He doesn’t do training camp at this point.
As per usual, this story will not likely end anytime soon.
We survived the McNabb trade, Roethlisberger’s sexual assault claim and subsequent suspension, and the arrival of Tim Tebow.
Now, the real fun begins.