MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Brett Favre is back in Minnesota, stirring hope among Vikings fans that he may be ready to play this season.
A private jet trimmed in the Vikings' purple and gold carrying the 40-year-old quarterback landed at an airport in suburban Eden Prairie Tuesday afternoon. Twin Cities TV stations carried Favre's arrival live.
Favre missed training camp this summer, citing an ankle injury. His agent, Bus Cook, said earlier this month that Favre would play this season if his ankle is healed. Cook's remarks came after a player said Favre had been texting teammates and Vikings officials to say he was planning to retire.
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MINNEAPOLIS (WAOW) -- WISN, Milwaukee along with numerous media outlets are reporting that Brett Favre is headed back to Minneapolis to play for the Vikings.
A 12 News source said Favre and his wife, Deanna, were on a plane Tuesday afternoon.
WISN 12 News found this tweet: @hansonscott: Just filed exclusively to NFL Network: Brett Favre is on a jet heading north. More details soon on NFLN.
ESPN and other websites have reported that several Vikings players went down to Mississippi today to visit Favre.
The Biloxi Sun Herald said that Favre had a checkup with his doctor last week to follow up after ankle surgery. .
Favre is expected to release an official statement on his website sometime today.