Per Peter King of SI.com, Favre has received lubricant injections into the joint.
Favre called it a “grease fitting.” (Once his birthday comes around, we’ll have to start calling him “WD-41.”)
Favre also told King that, when Dr. James Andrews operated on the ankle in May, “[t]hey took out a cup full of stuff — bone and all these other loose
Favre’s wife observed the proceedings from a Junior Mint-free zone in the gallery. “Deanna watched and told me,
‘If you don’t feel a lot better, I’ll be shocked,'” Favre said.
So will he feel a lot better all year?
“I don’t know. I have no idea, really,” Favre told King. “My ankle just
seems to get easier to sprain. I know everyone thinks the New Orleans
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.”
Regardless of how it plays out, he has set the table either to be a hero, or to be heroic.