ESPN: Favre Could Play For Vikings If Healthy
Just when we were going to go and write something non-Brett Favre related, when we thought that Brett Favre was really retired for good, when our hatred for the Minnesota Vikings had been reduced from a boil to an offseason simmer, ESPN came out with the report that Brett Favre could still play for the Minnesota Vikings if he needs anything less than major surgery on his injured throwing arm.
ESPN reports that X-rays of Favre’s torn biceps tendon have been sent to Minnesota.
A source close to the situation told ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap on Friday that X-rays of Favre’s right shoulder — he has pain resulting from a torn biceps tendon — have been sent to the Vikings and that the X-rays are in the process of being evaluated. If it is determined by Favre’s and the Vikings’ medical people that he needs anything less than “major” surgery on his shoulder, Favre will un-retire to play for the Vikings, the source said.
Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, pleaded ignorance to whether the X-rays had been sent and to Brett’s plans for the upcoming season.
Yesterday, of course, it was reported that Favre told the Vikings he wasn’t coming out of retirement.
Meanwhile, Rick Cleveland, a sports reporter for the Jackson (Mississippi) Clarion Ledger, posted a blog today, saying the situation isn’t resolved.
My guess is that what is going on behind the scenes presently is a medical check of Favre’s throwing arm and shoulder to see if they can be made whole again — and just how long the process would take. I don’t know any of this for certain but that’s my best educated guess.
I am exhausted by this whole situation.
How about this, Brett? If you want to play for the Vikings next season, why don’t you be a fucking man and stand up and say so?
I’m tired of the speculation. I’m tired of the unnamed sources. I’m tired of the conflicting reports. I’m tired of the 24/7 coverage. I’m tired of Bus Cook feigning ignorance. I’m tired of Bus Cook in general. I’m tired of you not saying one word on the matter. I’m tired of your lack of respect for Green Bay Packers fans. I’m tired of your prima donna bullshit. And mostly, I’m tired of you, Brett Favre, you fucking child.
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