Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has ankle surgery | NFL

MINNEAPOLIS — Brett Favre has yet to inform the Minnesota Vikings whether he will return for the 2010 season, but the quarterback's actions indicate he intends to play a 20th pro season.

Favre, 40, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Friday in Florida to clean up scar tissue and other elements of the joint to allow for a better range of motion.

ESPN reported that noted surgeon James Andrews performed the procedure at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Favre acknowledged on his website Friday night that he underwent surgery. "This is to confirm that I did have a procedure to remove some scar tissue and bone spurs from my ankle which had been bothering me for a period of time," he wrote.

Sources told ESPN Favre will need from four to six weeks of rehabilitation before he starts a running program that would put him on schedule to report to training camp "either at the beginning of camp or shortly thereafter."

Although Favre is known to be averse to any type of surgical procedure, it does not come as a surprise he had this done considering the success he had last season in his first year in Minnesota. Favre, who spent 18 years with Green Bay and played for the New York Jets in 2008, led the Vikings to a 12-4 finish and the NFC Championship Game in New Orleans, throwing for 4,202 yards with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions.


• Vikings defensive tackles Kevin Williams and Pat Williams might be able to run out the clock for another season on their four-game suspensions for taking a banned diuretic.

Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson agreed to stay their suspensions if they appeal their case, which their lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, said they planned to do. It is possible the stay could remain in place, allowing the "Williams Wall" to play the entire 2010 season.

The state Court of Appeals will automatically hear their case. An appeal of that ruling to the state Supreme Court could take beyond the 2010 season to complete — if the court agrees to hear the case.

Many scenarios are possible, including NFL officials successfully asking the Court of Appeals to lift the stay, which would allow the league to suspend the two. The players tested positive for the banned diuretic in July 2008.

• Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay said the team wants a new stadium within seven years, but it doesn't appear the Georgia Dome is going away.

Frank Poe, executive director of the Georgia World Congress Center that manages the Georgia Dome, said the stadium might be renovated but will not be torn down. He said the dome, which opened in 1992, is too valuable as a revenue producer.

• Backup offensive lineman Kevin Boothe of the New York Giants will be sidelined for about four months because of a torn pectoral muscle. He injured himself while working out this week. Source: seattletimes.nwsource.com

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