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Favre to have ankle surgery in coming weeks

Feb. 14, 2007
Brett Favre, shown here scrambling as he looks to throw against the Chicago Bears Dec. 31, 2006, is expected to have ankle surgery in the coming weeks. Dan Powers/Post-Crescent
Brett Favre, shown here scrambling as he looks to throw against the Chicago Bears Dec. 31, 2006, is expected to have ankle surgery in the coming weeks. Dan Powers/Post-Crescent
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Quarterback Brett Favre will travel to Green Bay sometime in the next couple weeks to undergo surgery to remove bone spurs in his left ankle that have been bothering him for several years, said a source familiar with the situation.

Favre has postponed the surgery for at least five years and played through the discomfort, but this year, he's decided to undergo the procedure to give him some relief and perhaps help his mobility. General Manager Ted Thompson confirmed Tuesday that Favre is having the spurs removed this offseason by team physician Pat McKenzie.

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