Brett Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, just released the following statement:
“As far as Brett is concerned, in spite of reports to the contrary, Brett’s situation has nothing to do with his contract, but everything to do with his health and ability to contribute to that team and play at a level that he has been accustomed to playing over the years,” Cook told Mariucci. “Brett’s ankle, which needed surgery since 2007, was surgically repaired this last spring by Dr. James Andrews. Until such time, Brett feels he can play at a level that he expects of himself, no decision will be made.
“Brett has an appointment to see Dr. Andrews next week and will know more at that time. Brett continues working every day, rehabbing his ankle and will see after his visit with Dr. Andrews what his status is at that time.”
What is interesting is that this means Cook has pretty much just made it very difficult for Favre to accept the pay raise that the Vikings have offered. He also just bought Favre another week’s worth of time.