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Brett Favre Taking Injections To Dull Pain In Ailing Ankle; Doesn't Know If He Can Make It?

Brett Favre waited until the last minute to decide if he was going to return to the Minnesota Vikings for a second season due to concerns regarding a nagging ankle injury.

The nearly 41-year-old quarterback told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that he’s taking “lubricant injections” to help his ankle be as mobile as an ankle can possibly be following three surgeries and a long NFL career.

“My ankle just seems to get easier to sprain. I know everyone thinks the New Orleans game [the NFC Championship Game] killed me, but it was bad before then. Now we’ll see if I can make it. My mind’s telling me one thing, but my body’s telling me something else.’’

This, coupled with the news that Favre wasn’t excited that Sidney Rice would miss the first half of the season, could mean something.

Of course, maybe it doesn’t.

As has been par for the course with Favre, only time will tell.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.