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Report: Brett Favre will consult James Andrews about shoulder pain

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 3:04 p.m.

It's news to Minnesota Coach Brad Childress that Brett Favre plans to contact James Andrews.

"I just talked with [Eric Sugarman, the head athletic trainer], who just had Brett in there," Childress said. "To paraphrase, he's sore today. He was in the cold tub, but I think he anticipates practicing on Thursday and being ready to go against Green Bay."

Is there a new injury?

"I don't know of anything new, no."

Filed at 11:14 a.m.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre said he plans to contact orthopedic surgeon James Andrews about pain he is experiencing in his right shoulder, according to an ESPN report.

Favre said that the pain may be related to the torn biceps that Andrews repaired in 2009 or that there could be rotator cuff damage. Andrews discovered that Favre had a partially torn rotator cuff in that 2009 operation and shaved the damaged area. Favre said he experienced pain as he pulled on a T-shirt Saturday.

Favre, a 41-year-old grandfather who also has elbow tendinitis, a stress fracture in his ankle, a fracture in his heel and a calf issue, told Ed Werder that he expects Andrews will ask to see an MRI of his shoulder.

Hanging in the balance is Favre's NFL record for consecutive starts (294); at 3-6 the Vikings seem unlikely to catch fire and make a move. Although Favre has refused to speculate about his future, he did say of his status for the Vikings' game this weekend, in a conversation with Werder, as "if I play."

By Cindy Boren  | November 15, 2010; 11:14 AM ET
Categories:  Brett Favre, NFL  
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Correction: Favre consulted ERIN Andrews about his "shoulder pain"...

Posted by: GoTeamGoTeamGooooooTeamYay | November 15, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

I don't mean to be an armchair editor, but there was too much distance between "according to an ESPN report" and the first mention of Ed Werder. Who is Ed Werder? Oh ... I guess he's responsible for the ESPN report mentioned in the first paragraph.

Posted by: khom | November 15, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

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