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Report: Favre undergoes ankle surgery

The annual Brett Favre retirement dance is ending early this offseason.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports that Favre underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Friday morning. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure, intended to clean up scar tissue to free up range of motion. It will take 4-6 weeks to recover.

Favre may not announce his return until training camp is half over. (He will want to report to Minneapolis, not Mankato.) He will probably say that he hasn’t made his decision yet. But the timing of the surgery -- the fact that Favre underwent any surgery -- says otherwise.

He’s coming back, just like everyone expected all along.