Favre reportedly has not made any football retirement decision
The Brett Favre retirement took another turn today as the quarterback said he has not made a retirement decision yet.
The Star Tribune of Minneapolis and ESPN reported Wednesday morning that Favre told them he has not decided to retire from the Minnesota Vikings and pro football.
ESPN reported that Favre has an appointment next week with his doctor concerning his ankle.
Favre was on the practice field Wednesday morning at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss. Favre did not appear to be working out Wednesday morning, but simply ran onto the field and began lightly tossing the ball with players in warmups. He then helped and assistant coach as the players went through drills.
In Westminster, Md., NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is taking a "wait and hear" approach to the latest twist in the Brett Favre saga.
Asked Wednesday during a visit to Baltimore Ravens training camp about the 40-year-old Minnesota Vikings quarterback's possible re-retirement, Goodell noted that Favre himself has not addressed his status publicly.
"We haven't heard from Brett, so we're all reacting to media reports," Goodell said. "So I think I'd wait and hear what Brett has to say."
Favre reportedly has told some teammates and Vikings officials his surgically repaired left ankle is not healing the way he would like it to and that he won't return to Minnesota this season. He has considered leaving the game every summer since 2002, and actually did announce his retirement twice already before returning to the NFL.
Favre is a three-time league MVP who won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers and holds most major NFL records for quarterbacks.
"Brett Favre is great for our game. And I think the passion he has for the game is extraordinary," Goodell said. "I think we all love to see him play, but we want him to do what's best for him at the end of the day."