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Source: Favre Doesn't Want Surgery on Throwing Shoulder

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 21:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the New York Jets drops back to pass the ball during the game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 21, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Jets 13-3. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IMay 19, 2009

After a report today from the St. Paul Pioneer Press that said retired quarterback Brett Favre would be meeting with Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday to discuss surgery that he would undergo to release a tendon in his right arm, we have contradicting news.

ESPN's Ed Werder is reporting that, according to a source, Favre does not want to undergo surgery and would rather take a non-surgical route to release the tendon.

Such surgical options would be bicep curls and natural movements with cortisone shots to make the tendon in his right arm release on its own.

According to various doctors, the partially torn tendon in his arm is most likely what is causing the pain. However, if the tendon were to tear the whole way, the pain would cease and Favre would still be able to throw the ball.

Favre's agent, Bus Cook, has denied all reports linking the quarterback to a second unretirement.

Many think that if Favre's arm can get healthy, he will sign with the Vikings for the 2009 season.

Stay tuned, this story has more twists and turns than a roller coaster.

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