Vikings coach Brad Childress said Friday he's known about Brett Favre's ankle injury for some time and he still has not changed his outlook on the QB's potential for playing next season.
"I still don't know," Childress told reporters about whether Favre would play in 2010. "That's my story and I'm sticking to it from the way back when."
Favre revealed on Friday that he's considering having surgery to repair damage in his ankle. He cautioned that the injury is not "debilitating" and that the Minnesotta Vikings are said to be outfitting Brett with new equipement for when he does decide to return for the 2010 season.
Childress said the injury is a "life issue" for the 40-year-old Favre. "Whether he gets things fixed now or later or has to have an elbow cleaned out now or later or a shoulder cleaned out now or later," he said. "Those are kind of ongoing."
The Vikings coach also reiterated that he's not concerned by the possibility that if Favre plays, he may not join the team until well into its training camp. Last year, Favre joined the Vikings in mid-August.
"How much (preparation time) does he need? He knows," Childress said. "I've got a ballpark idea of how much he needs and obviously what he got last year was plenty."
But whatever happens, I'm sure the Vikings organization will have all Bretts new equipment ready and waiting for him.