The health of quarterback Brett Favre's throwing arm appears to be a pivotal factor in whether he comes out of retirement to play for the Minnesota Vikings.Ugh. Ugh! UGH! Good grief! When it comes to retiring Brett Favre is in and out and in and out
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.
If "major" surgery is necessary, Favre will remain retired, the source said.
The news comes on the day after Yahoo! Sports reported that the 39-year-old Favre told Vikings coach Brad Childress he would remain retired.
Bus Cook, Favre's agent, told ESPN's Rachel Nichols on Friday that he did not know of any X-rays being sent to Minnesota.
To play a 19th NFL season, Cook said, "Brett would have to be mentally ready to go play, physically ready to go play and want to go play, and I'm not sure all three of those things are there right now."
Friday, May 8, 2009
The Brett Favre To The Vikings Saga Continues: It's Not Over.......Yet.
We all thought it was all set in stone yesterday. Yahoo! Sports had claimed that Favre would not been returning and this story which had been a nightmare to the sports world is finally over. The only question remained whether or not he would join ESPN or some other network. And while Matt Millen got Emenet Smiff's spot earlier today, you never knew. But alas, contrary to yesterday's reports, Brett Favre has not yet ruled out retirement! Who saw such a thing coming. However, there is yet a new twist in this ongoing plot. Brett Favre is going to send an x-ray to the Vikings! If he needs major surgery, that's it. He's done, once and for all (or so we think; it would not be the first time that we thought Favre was done once and for all). But if he doesn't........ Via ESPN.com
more times than I am with girls in bed at college. It's pathetic. Really. And there is little doubt in everyone's mind that he is doing it out of spite because the Packers, in his mind, screwed him over last year by not allowing him to go to the place he wanted to go, Minnesota. If I remember tomorrow (and that's a big if as I seem to be forgetting a lot of things now that I'm on break and have no worries), I have a special Song of the Day dedicated just to Brett Favre.