Brett Favre May Have Already Had Ankle Surgery, Report States

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IMay 21, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 17:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a first down while playing against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on January 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Cowboys 34-3.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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According to a recent report by Viking Update Magazine, there is reason to believe that QB Brett Favre may have already undergone surgery for his injured ankle this week in Mississippi.

In the story released Thursday, Viking Update said that an anonymous professional athlete —who in the past has undergone surgery by Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, AL—tried calling Andrews on Thursday morning to set up an appointment.

The player was notified that Andrews—who conducted the operation to Favre's injured right arm that allowed him to sign with the Vikings last offseason—was out of town this whole week.

In that conversation, the player was told that Dr. Andrews was “in Mississippi working with an old quarterback" and performing a procedure.

The magazine also wrote that they tried to get confirmation from Dr. Andrews but were unable to do so. Instead, they spoke to Dr. Lanier Johnson—the executive director of the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham. He told them that he was not allowed to comment on a patient due to HIPAA regulations.

So how should fans take this? Who knows?

In another offseason filled with rumors about Favre's progress, this is another piece of evidence that can be used to shape the predictions of those who wish to try.