AP Sports Writer Jon Krawczynski, Ap Sports Writer – 13 mins ago
MANKATO, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings aren't giving up on Brett Favre yet.
A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Favre has informed the Vikings he won't return for a second season.
Yet as always with the 40-year-old star quarterback, things could change. He's waffled before and the Vikings are hoping he will again.
The person who spoke to the AP said Favre called coach Brad Childress and texted some players and team officials to say his injured left ankle is not responding as well to surgery and rehabilitation as he had hoped. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no official announcements were made.
After the Vikings completed a morning practice, Childress would not confirm Favre's status with the team and called it a "fluid situation." He told reporters that he had not heard from Favre directly about the decision, but said he could have a message waiting for him from the quarterback.
"I'm not a big hearsay person," Childress said. "I gotta hear it from the horse's mouth."
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
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