Brett Favre Scandal: Is Ankle Injury Career-Ending?
During Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers, Brett Favre aggravated a preexisting ankle injury resulting in a stress fracture along with another "avulsion" fracture (when a bone fragment is torn away by a tendon or ligament).
Favre has been playing through his first injury all season after receiving an injection of lubricant early on, but this added fracture could end the quarterback's playing streak.
Brett Favre has started 315 consecutive games in his NFL career, but ESPN medical analyst Dr. Michael Kaplan said that this injury appears to be very serious.
Kaplan also said that Favre could receive another anesthetic injection to help with the pain, but his throwing ability could suffer.
If we were talking about any other NFL player, we could assume that he would be out for at least a couple games, but this is Brett Favre. If Favre can walk, he will play, and it could be up to head coach Brad Childress (who has been less than impressed with Favre's performance this season) to make sure that he sits out to heal.
Childress said that Favre's ankle does not require surgery, but Dr. Kaplan speculates that Favre may need surgery to either fuse or replace his ankle in the future.
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