Trainer suggests shoulder exercises

Updated: June 15, 2009, 9:42 PM ET
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A Minnesota Vikings trainer visited Brett Favre on Sunday night in Mississippi to discuss exercises the quarterback can do to improve shoulder strength following arthroscopic surgery at the end of May, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder.

Favre has been assessing the condition of his arm and whether he is interested in coming out of retirement for a second straight year following his release from the New York Jets.

Favre appeared on the new HBO show "Joe Buck Live" on Monday in his first public appearance since retiring. He said he is considering a return to the league but has only spoken to the Vikings. HBO says Favre agreed in April to appear on the show at Buck's request.

The Vikings aren't showing any public impatience with the NFL's all-time leading passer, even though Favre's annual waffling over his retirement continues to cloud preparations for the season. Training camp starts in six weeks.

Vikings coach Brad Childress had established a deadline of last week for Favre to make a decision on whether to be the team's quarterback this season. But Favre declined to make a commitment because he remains uncertain that the surgery has been completely successful. He said on Monday that the doctor who performed the surgery said that it would take four to five weeks to determine if the procedure was a success.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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