Tag:James Andrews
Posted on: October 26, 2010 10:11 pm

Report: Favre goes back to see Dr. Andrews

Posted by Will Brinson

Brett Favre was in a walking boot because of fracture(s) in his ankle, exacerbated by stress caused during the Sunday night game against the Green Bay Packers. And he's apparently still in "considerable discomfort" as a result of the injury and has gone so far as to seek out the renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews for further help.

According to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, Favre has sought additional consultation from Andrews, the doctor who preformed his original surgery in the offseason.

There's a distinct chance that Favre's record 291 straight starts could be in jeopardy this week -- a report from Steve Wyche of NFL.com indicated that coach Brad Childress (fresh off a $35,000 fine from the NFL) and the Vikings medical staff would make the determination as to whether Favre plays on Sunday.

If that's the case, there's a pretty significant chance that Favre could miss Minnesota's game against the Patriots, considering that Chilly nearly benched Favre in the Packers game anyway.

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Posted on: June 16, 2010 3:59 pm

Andrews says Favre should be good to go

We might be getting closer to figuring out if QB Brett Favre will return for his 20th season. Famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews told the Associated Press on Wednesday that Favre’s ankle surgery went well, and after a few weeks of rehabilitation, he should be ready to decide if he’ll make his retirement permanent.

Even at the age of 40, Favre had one of the best seasons of his career last year. Despite the last-minute interception that doomed the Vikings in the playoffs – a less-than-uplifting end to his career if he, in fact, chooses that option – the 11-time Pro Bowler recorded a career-high 68.4 completion percentage for 4,202 yards, 33 touchdowns and seven INTs.

At this point, the smart money says Favre, with a healed ankle, will return once again.

--Josh Katzowitz

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