Vikings quarterback Brett Favre told ESPN he plans to contact Dr. James Andrews after experiencing pain in his right shoulder that could be related to surgery he had to repair a partially torn biceps tendon in spring 2009.
Favre speculated that it might be a similar injury to his biceps or there might be an issue with his rotator cuff. Doctors found that Favre had a partially torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder when they performed the surgery on his biceps tendon.
Favre, who has started an NFL record 294 consecutive regular-season games, told ESPN that he expects he will be asked to submit an MRI of his shoulder. The Vikings have fallen to 3-6 this season as Favre has dealt with tendinitis in his throwing elbow, a stress fracture in his left ankle, a fracture in his heel and most recently an issue with his calf.
Favre, 41, hasn't been willing to speculate about what he will do if the Vikings continue to freefall but the quarterback has made it clear this will be his last season and there seems little reason for him to play it out through his various injuries if the Vikings don't turn things around.
Tarvaris Jackson, who is in the final season of his contract, would stand to finish the season as the starter if Favre doesn't complete the season.
Favre's 16 interceptions are the most in the NFL and his 72.2 passer rating is 31st in the league.