By Mark Gaughan
Depew native Don Majkowski played quarterback for 10 years in the NFL and made the Pro Bowl in 1989.
He’s forever associated with Packers great Brett Favre because Favre started his NFL record consecutive games streak in 1992 after Majkowski left the Green Bay lineup due to a serious ankle injury.
Now Majkowski, 49, is living in Atlanta and coping with constant pain due to the many injuries he suffered in his football career. Majkowski’s physical problems are detailed in a story this week on FoxSportsWisconsin.com.
“I haven't worked, I haven't coached, I haven't done anything,” Majkowski told reporter Paul Imig. “It's very difficult to even sit for five minutes. It's been a nightmare.”
"It's just locked in place now," Majkowski said. "I can't move my foot at all."
Meanwhile, Majkowski had surgery to fuse vertebrae in his back three months ago.
"I had no more disks in my two lower vertebrae, and it was so painful," he said. "It'll be close to eight months before it's fully healed. It's kind of a condition, though, because once you have two lower disks fused, it puts a lot of pressure on the disks above it. It compounds. … I have gotten quite a bit of relief since, so that's a positive. Hopefully, I'll be able to move around better soon.”
Here’s the link to the story: