According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, retired quarterback Brett Favre will meet with Dr. James Andrews in Alabama on Tuesday to discuss surgery on his throwing shoulder that would likely happen later in the week.
As long as the surgery goes fine, rehabilitation would take from six to eight weeks. According to the report, this is a routine surgery in which a tendon in the bicep is released.
Favre partially tore the tendon his right arm in the last part of the 2008 season that seemed to effect his play down the stretch as the Jets missed the playoffs. In his final three games, Favre threw nine interceptions to only two touchdowns.
From the news and research I have done, it seems that the pain in Favre's arm came from the tendon being partially torn. However, if the tendon ruptures, the pain goes away and one can still throw with no discomfort.
Favre had reportedly talked to Dr. Andrews last week about some exercises he could participate in to release the tendon. However, the negative to that is not knowing how long it would take for the tendon to release.
With having the surgery, Favre will have it released and will rehab to see how it feels. If the shoulder is fine, expect him to come out of retirement for the second time in his career to sign with the Vikings, the team he wanted to play for last offseason.
Vikings President Mark Wilf has confirmed the team has interest in signing Favre and said the team is evaluating him just like they do with every other free agent.
This is the latest news in an on going story that is being close to finding a conclusion.