No Major Surgery Needed on Favre's Tendon
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jets quarterback Brett Favre reportedly has a torn biceps tendon in his right arm that will not need major surgery to repair.
ESPN cites unnamed sources in reporting that Favre will need arthroscopic surgery to repair the injury, but could also play without having an operation.
The 39-year-old Favre routinely underthrew receivers and appeared to lose some velocity on his throws late in the season as the Jets went 1-4 down the stretch and failed to make the playoffs.
Favre's agent, James "Bus" Cook, did not immediately respond to e-mail and phone messages left by The Associated Press seeking comment.
After the Jets' season-ending 24-17 loss to Miami on Sunday, Favre said he's been feeling discomfort in his strong right arm "for quite a while." He also complained of pain in the back of the shoulder, the biceps and sometimes in his neck.
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