Originally posted by JimBob SkeeterI just heard this on KFAN, Googled it, looked on ESPN for it, but can't find anything, but the skinny is that Favre is having surgery this Friday. This thing ain't done yet, folks.
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Originally posted by hansen9j ESPN (sports.espn.go.com).
I'm pretty sure his arm is totally fine for a life outside of football (no pain or anything), but if he wanted to throw a football successfully, he had to have the surgery.
Yep...as we heard earlier up here, that ESPN article says the surgery will completely sever(!) the tendon in his throwing arm, thus eliminating the pain. (John Elway once went through the same thing, but naturally.) Surgery to actually repair the tendon would take much longer to heal, and Favre doesn't have the patience.
(And according to the Pioneer Press in that same article, Favre's already skipped one appointment with every wrestler's favorite doc, Dr. James Andrews. Geez...this guy can't even keep his word on going to the DOCTOR.)