Much like it did last offseason, the debate around whether or not Brett Favre will play quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings will center on whether or not Favre elects to have surgery.
Last year Favre needed to have a torn biceps tendon repaired to play. This year he’ll need surgery on the grotesquely swollen ankle he injured in the NFC Championship game. As we reported last week, the ankle has been sore and swollen all offseason and has Favre questioning whether he should play in 2010.
“To play again, I would need the surgery, as I suspected,” Favre said. “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.”
It’s OK, that statement made me throw up, too.
Anyway, Favre consulted Dr. James Andrews, who performed his surgery last offseason, this week. Andrews advised Favre surgery would be unavoidable if he planned on playing again. Now, Favre has determine whether his love for ass slapping his teammates and the potential of a Vikings’ Super Bowl (hahahahahahahaha!) are enough of a draw to go through with the surgery.
Normally, I’d insert some commentary in this space about how Favre should just piss off and fucking retire already, but honestly, I could really care less at this point. Call it Favre Fatigue.
Much like Brett is conflicted about coming back, I am conflicted about being rid of him forever and the prospect of Clay Matthews breaking his fucking ankle during the 2010 season.