Report: Brett Favre's Doctor Weighs In On Return With Minnesota Vikings

Andy SmithCorrespondent IJuly 7, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 07:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the New York Jets passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game on December 7, 2008 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

If the Favre Saga wasn't big enough already, Brett Favre's surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, who helped repair a torn tendon in Favre's throwing arm, has added more to the Favre fire.

On Sunday, reported that Dr. James Andrews had told the Clarion-Ledger, a local Jackson, Mississippi newspaper that his patient "wants to play and he wants to play for the Minnesota Vikings."

This comes as no shock to anyone, as all summer long speculation was that before summer's end a Favre-Minnesota Vikings union was going to happen.

Andrews re-ittererated that statement by telling the Jackson, Mississippi newspaper he shouldn't be saying anything to the media, "but Brett kind of let that cat out of the bag on that HBO show".

In the report from he told the Clarion-Ledger that he "did his shoulder (arthroscopic) a few weeks ago. I visited him in Hattiesburg two weeks ago. He wants to play and he wants to play for the Minnesota Vikings".

Dr. James Andrews who is well known for his orthopedic surgery on many of todays sports stars has said that recent patient, Brett Favre "wants to end his career on a high note and I hope he can. He's a tough guy, a great guy. I'm pulling for him. He wants to play. He just wants to make sure his shoulder and arm are healthy enough."

With the Minnesota Vikings single game tickets going on sale July 20, there is no doubt that Brett Favre will be announced as Minnesota Viking very soon if not in a couple of days. Unless of course, Dr. James Andrews' surgery on Favre's throwing arm goes ill.

Brett Favre's impending arrival to Minnesota already has jersey sellers excited. Some are forecasting that his jersey could break the single year record for sales when Favre does eventually sign.

However, until Brett Favre is sworn in as the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterback, we will only be able speculate for the mean time.

For more Favre news, stay tuned Vikings Nation!