According to a report by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Vikings QB Brett Favre underwent surgery on his left ankle earlier today at the Andrews Clinic in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Renowned orthopedic specialist Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure on the ankle which was injured during the Vikings NFC Championship game loss to the New Orleans Saints last January.
Per the report, Favre had scar tissue and other elements of the joint cleaned up to give him a better range of motion. The report also states that the rehab time is estimated to be four-to-six weeks.
Favre told ESPN’s Ed Werder in late April that if he were to return to the Vikings in 2010, he would need to have this procedure done, so this certainly bodes well for fans wanting to see No. 4 in purple again this fall.
UPDATE – Favre confirmed the news on his website tonight:
This is to confirm that I did have a procedure to remove some scar tissue and bone spurs from my ankle which had been bothering me for a period of time. I appreciate your concerns.
— Brett Favre
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