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Favre to retire, again?

MANKATO, Minn. (KWWL) -- According to The Associated Press, a person close to the situation says Brett Favre will not return to the Minnesota Vikings for a second season.

The source, who has asked to remain anonymous, says Favre, 40, called coach Brad Childress and said that his injured ankle is not responding to the surgery and rehabilitation like he hoped.

Favre injured his ankle in the NFC Championship game loss to the New Orleans Saints and had surgery in May.

The Vikings have not made a formal announcement.

This of course is not the first time that the football world has seen this from the Hall of Fame bound quarterback.  Last season Favre said he wouldn't play, but then joined the Vikings after they broke training camp.

Favre played 19 seasons in the NFL after being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1991 out of Southern Mississippi.  He then played the next 16 seasons in Green Bay, leading the Packers to two Super Bowl appearances and one championship.

He was traded to the New York Jets in 2008 and then retired from the game before coming back to play for the Vikings in 2009.

He holds many NFL records including most touchdown passes thrown, most interceptions thrown and most consecutive starts.

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