Childress and Favre are texting, but 'not talking'

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Vikings coach Brad Childress says he doesn't have an update from Brett Favre about his playing status for next season, or a possible surgery on his injured left ankle.

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.