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Report: Favre consults with Andrews

Posted by: under Vikings, Brad Childress, Vikings injury report, Brad Childress, Brett Favre, Tarvaris Jackson, Vikings quarterbacks Updated: October 26, 2010 - 9:10 PM

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has consulted with the doctor who performed the offseason operation on his oft-injured left ankle, according to NFL.com. Favre, 41, suffered a stress fracture in his left ankle and an "avulsion" fracture in his left heel bone in the Vikings' 28-24 loss Sunday night at Green Bay.

Dr. James Andrews did arthroscopic surgery on Favre's left ankle last spring to remove scar tissue and bone spurs. Favre wanted to get further information from Andrews, according to NFL. com. Vikings coach Brad Childress said Favre was in a walking boot on Monday but that the fractures would not require surgery.

Childress said Tuesday during an appearance on Sirius NFL Radio that Favre was "still hobbling around pretty good." Added Childress: "Obviously, he's going to do everything in his power, yesterday, today, tomorrow, to see what he can do but right now I'm not overly optimistic. Although if there's anybody that seems like they can make it to the dance it would be him."

Favre has started an NFL-record 291 consecutive games and Childress did not rule him out of Sunday's game at New England during his news conference on Monday. The NFL.com report said Favre is trying to keep the swelling down and is staying off the ankle as much as possible. He also hasn't ruled out playing Sunday.

A source told NFL.com that if Favre misses the game he could sit out one more week just to be safe, meaning Tarvaris Jackson could start the Nov. 7 game against Arizona at Mall of America Field.
 
Favre, who also has been dealing with tendinitis in his throwing elbow, is scheduled to hold his weekly news conference on Wednesday at Winter Park but it's not certain if that will happen.
 

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