Brett Favre hasn’t thrown one pass that actually counts, but his body, mainly his ankle, is already paying for it. So much so that Favre is already getting injections in his ankle.
After his so-so eight series Saturday night on the hard floor of Mall of America Field (I prefer to call it the Metrodome, because that’s what we know it to be), Favre went into the trainers’ room in the Vikes’ 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 22, with an interested party in the operating theater: Deanna Favre. “They took out a cup full of stuff — bone and all these other loose bodies,” Brett Favre said Saturday night. “Deanna watched and told me, ‘If you don’t feel a lot better, I’ll be shocked.”
So it looks like the Vikings’ fairy tale season may be crumbling right before their eyes. Sidney Rice is out. Percy Harvin is a question mark. And if Favre’s ankle can’t hold up, they may be rolling with Tavaris Jackson.
Excuse me while I laugh uncontrollably.