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NFL Legend's health will delay the return of Brett Favre to Lambeau Field

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Brett Favre was supposed to make a return to his old NFL stomping ground Lambeau Field next month, but the deteriorating health of Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr has delayed the proceedings.

Starr's health

Favre told ESPN's Ed Werder that he had planned to take part in pre-game festivities before a Packers contest in November but the old gunslinger has made the decision to delay his return due to the health of Starr.

The occasion was expected to be the 9th of November when the Green Bay Packers are hosting the rival Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football.

Favre was going to be introduced pre-game and was also being accompanied by former-Packer quarterback/head-coach Starr, unfortunately the 90-year-old has suffered two strokes and a heart attack in early September and Favre has explained how he is not comfortable with proceeding without Starr.

Favre told Werder: "I'm sure they could, but it was my idea to do it, and now that Bart can't, I just don't think I will," 

Future induction

Despite a rather strained relationship with Green Bay in the latter stages of his spectacular career, the Packers announced in August that Favre would be inducted into their franchises Hall of Fame next summer.

There is expected to be an official ceremony for the quarterback during the 2015 season along with his famous number four jersey being retired by the team.

Favre has 16 brilliant seasons with Green Bay and set pretty much every notable record passing-wise for the franchise, he also managed to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in his tenure after the Packers won Super Bowl XXXI in 1997.

Despite an acrimonious ending to his playing days in Green Bay, Favre has since rebuilt a strong relationship with his former franchise and deserves to be honoured by the team everyone favourably remembers him by.

Favre was last in the news after Peyton Manning broke his all-time passing record, after the Denver Broncos quarterback eclipsed the milestone, Favre tweeted saying: "Well deserved Peyton. Congratulations on breaking my record. #Onto600"

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