EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Brett Favre is back on the field with the Vikings.

The three-time MVP started his second season in Minnesota on Wednesday, wearing a helmet, shoulder pads and a red quarterback’s jersey as he worked out with his teammates on their practice field.

After staying away from training camp, Favre was practicing less than 24 hours after the teams sent three of his closest friends to Mississippi to bring him back after another summer of indecision. The Vikings said Favre planned hold a news conference after practice.

Favre was contemplating retirement yet again this summer. This time it was after having surgery on his left ankle from an injury sustained in the NFC title game against New Orleans.

The 40-year-old quarterback is coming off one of his finest seasons, throwing 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in his first year with the Vikings.