Eden Prairie (AP)—If Brett Favre can throw, he’ll go.
Near the end of his 20th NFL season, Favre has created a consistent
expectation that he’ll play each weekend regardless of what kind of malady he
might be dealing with. Earlier this season, it was a pair of fractures in an
ankle. This time, it’s a sprained joint in his right shoulder.
Interim Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, naturally, said he’d be surprised if
Favre doesn’t add to his NFL record and make his 298th straight start this
Sunday against the New York Giants.
“From what I’ve been told, rest is probably key,” Frazier said Monday.
“That’s going to be number one, and they’ll do some exercises with him to help
him as well. But it’s not something that can surgically be attended to. It’s
just a matter of rest and then the rehab that they’re going to put him
Frazier said Favre will be under constant evaluation. It’s yet to be
determined whether he’ll practice.
“When we go through the week, just seeing how his throwing motion is and
what he can and can’t tolerate,” Frazier said.
The 41-year-old Favre can tolerate a lot, but he couldn’t bear enough to get
back on the field in Sunday’s win over Buffalo after he was flattened on his