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Favre says he’s getting injections in the bum ankle

The big story today involves word that #4 has already been getting injections in his ankle, and now seems to be more ready than ever to admit he has no idea if the ankle is going to hold up at 40 years old this season.

As usual though, this could all be a smokescreen, and at the end of the day he could know that he’ll be fine, and the ankle will respond. If not though, and if things go the way they are, this really could blow up in Brad Childress’ and the Vikings face.

After his so-so eight series Saturday night on the hard floor of Mall of America Field, Brett Favre went into the trainers’ room in the Vikings locker room and got an injection of lubricant in the left ankle that has three times been operated on to remove loose bodies. “Like a grease fitting,” he said. Noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews did the most recent surgery May 22nd and Favre feels better, but not really that good. Favre said Dr. Andrews made two incisions on the top of his left ankle, where the ankle flexes above the foot, and sucked out the loose bodies. He said Dr. Andrews wasn’t surprised a significant spur returned when Favre went for a re-exam a month ago — but he was surprised it happened so fast. The Vikings will attempt to manage the pain the spur brings on, but Favre said he didn’t think he’d take any painkillers stronger than Motrin. “It’s catching up with me, all this stuff,” said Favre. “My ankle just seems to get easier to sprain. I know everyone thinks the New Orleans game [the NFC Championship Game] killed me, but it was bad before then. Now we’ll see if I can make it. My mind’s telling me one thing, but my body’s telling me something else.”

For now, Tarvaris Jackson and company had better stay ready, and there’s good reason to believe that the teams starters could find themselves on the field Thursday night in the preseason finale.

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9 Responses to “Favre says he’s getting injections in the bum ankle”

  1. fozz44 says:

    His o-line has let him get hammered more in these first two games than most of the regular season last year. Could be ugly if they don’t get pass coverage figured out asap.

  2. Brett says:

    *sigh* getting quite tired of this…

  3. B. Grant says:

    Well, I’m getting injections in a bum knee…
    (of course, I’m not playing QB in the NFL at this time, either.) Guess Favre and everyone knew this would be part of the deal. I think we need to take the back-up QB position VERY seriously here, because this ankle could cut Favre’s season short.

  4. jamesb says:

    The OLine is frustrating the hell out of me! When your paying a 40 QB the sort of money he’s getting and you have the best rb in the league in the backfield you would think you would strive to get them someone who can protect them and open running lanes! Fingers crossed Sullivan pulls his finger out when he gets back to playing.. Hopefully we don’t have to watch him get manhandled all season..

  5. jamesb says:

    40 year old that is.

  6. B. Grant says:

    I know this is a crazy thing to say, but that sure looks like Wade Wilson under that helmet rather than Brett Favre.

    I know, I know, I said it was crazy right up front, but it does look like Whiskey, dang it.

  7. Purple Charlie says:

    Hate to see the Vikes limping into the game with the Saints …

    The Injury bug is biting the Vikes big time lately…

  8. Fran the Man says:

    I don’t know about you guys, but the more I hear Brett Favre speak, the less I like him.

    I mean come on Favre, just STF up and play ball. We all know you’re one tough forty year old somabeech, cuz you keep tellin us that.
    Play ball.

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