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Published May 21, 2010, 10:49 PM

Favre confirms he had ankle surgery

Brett Favre has posted a short statement on his website confirming he had arthroscopic ankle surgery, possibly clearing the way for the quarterback to return to the Minnesota Vikings next season.

Favre's future has been up in the air since the Vikings lost to New Orleans in the NFC championship game. He had said he would need ankle surgery if he wanted to play in 2010, but there was no word Friday about his playing career.

ESPN.com reported Dr. James Andrews cleaned up scar tissue in Favre's left ankle to increase his range of motion. The operation took place at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Messages were left by The Associated Press seeking comment from Bus Cook, Favre's agent.