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Favre has played since '92 with hip condition

Updated: August 17, 2005, 10:40 AM ET
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre has a chronic hip condition that almost prevented him from being traded to the Green Bay Packers 13 years ago, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Wednesday.

Favre and former Packers general manager Ron Wolf said Tuesday at training camp that the three-time NFL MVP was diagnosed in 1992 with avascular necrosis, a condition that can lead to hip replacement surgery.

"It's a lack of blood supply to a socket," Favre told the newspaper. "To this ...

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