Childress was asked by reporters for the latest word on Favre following practice on Wednesday. The Minnesota coach said he hasn't spoken with the 40-year-old quarterback recently.
Childress says he has exchanged text messages with Favre during the offseason, but insisted that "texting is not talking."
Last month, Favre issued a statement on his personal website about the injury. He said his condition "is not debilitating" and that surgery is only one factor in his decision whether to play.