Brett Favre Undergoes Ankle Surgery

Brett Favre may just have sent a signal that he would return for another NFL season with the Minnesota Vikings. The 40-year-old quarterback confirmed on his Web site that he had surgery to repair an injured ankle that has been bothering him since the end of the previous season.

Favre, who is coming off one of the best seasons of his sterling career, said he underwent a “procedure to remove some scar tissue and bone spurs from my ankle.” The news has been widely anticipated, as Favre had said that he will have to undergo surgery if he is to complete his two-season contract with the Vikings. Favre will get $13 million next season if he decides to play another year.

Favre has held off on making a decision about his career after the Vikings were booted out by eventual Super Bowl champions New Orleans Saints in the NFC final, where the All Star quarterback was battered by the defense. Aside from the disappointing loss to the Saints, Favre had a splendid season, where he threw 33 touchdowns against only seven interceptions.