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Report: Brett Favre consults surgeon who did ankle surgery in May

Updated at 12:34 p.m.

Brett Favre will not practice with the Minnesota Vikings today, Coach Brad Childress said. Favre was at the walk-through, but will get treatment on his ailing ankle while the rest of the team practices. (However, as he noted earlier this week, Thursday and Friday practices are the ones that matter.)

Filed at 10:58 a.m.

Brett Favre has consulted Dr. James Andrews, the orthopedist who performed arthroscopic surgery on his ankle in May.

Favre, who has two fractures in the ankle, does not need further surgery, Vikings Coach Brad Childress said Monday, and NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reports that Favre is staying off his feet as much as possible in hopes of playing Sunday. On Monday -- the day after the Vikings lost to the Packers in Green Bay, Childress said Favre was in a walking boot; on Tuesday, he said Favre was "still hobbling around pretty good."

"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," Childress said on Sirius radio. "Although if there's anybody that seems like they can make it to the dance, it would be him."

The ankle has bothered Favre to varying degrees all season. Early on, he said he had gotten lubricating injections in the joint. In May, Andrews removed scar tissue and bone spurs from the ankle.

Missing Sunday's game against the Patriots may be in the best interests of the Vikings and Favre himself, although it would require the sacrifice of his personal, 292-game Iron Man starting streak. How likely is it that Favre will take the long view?

<a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/video?vid=2394b46a-f028-46f6-9d6f-bce8556781de" target="_new" title="">Injury Report: Favre's fractures</a>

By Cindy Boren  | October 27, 2010; 10:58 AM ET
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