I normally do not comment on football in my blog, but I have been asked this question so many times this week that it is comment worthy. For the record, even though I have allegiance to the New England Patriots and the Cowboys, I have always been a Brett Farve fan. He is the epitome of the endurance athlete as a football player, just like Cal Ripken was an example of the ever present endurance baseball player. (Yes, I love Cal too!) That aside, I think Brett is crazy to play tomorrow!
Why? First, he has two fractures in his foot and ankle. A stress fracture in his ankle and an avulsion fracture of his calcaneus (the heel bone). His ankle is already a disaster in which he has had at least 5 surgeries that we know of and has significant degenerative arthritis! Why make it worse? The season is a disaster and the Vikings are losing confidence in him. If he can’t move tomorrow, he is either going to get seriously hurt or get pulled by the coach. Why not sit voluntarily?
On the flip side, he probably needs an ankle replacement already. He could numb up his ankle, play, then risk crushing whatever cartilage was left. Stupid! And a bad example to younger football players. Face it: the season should be over and he should call it a career. (Which he should’ve done at the end of last season anyway!
Brett, don’t play. You risk hurting yourself more or at the very least looking more stupid that your antics have been in the last two years!
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