Report: Childress ‘Leaning Toward’ Sitting Favre
NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Despite two fractures in his left foot, Brett Favre appears ready to play against the New England Patriots.
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress may soon put an end to the speculation.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Childress is leaning toward sitting the legendary QB, a move that would end Favre’s ironman streak at 291 consecutive starts.
From the Star-Tribune:
“According to an NFL source, Childress is leaning toward having Tarvaris Jackson open Sunday at quarterback — a move that would end Favre’s NFL-record streak of 291 consecutive starts. Favre, who has played through numerous injuries during his 20-year NFL career, has “confided” in some close to him he’s not convinced Childress will let him play against New England, the NFL Network also reported Thursday night.”
Favre has a stress fracture in the ankle as well as an avulsion fracture in the heel bone, where a fragment has been torn away by a tendon or ligament. He consulted with the doctors who performed surgery on his ankle this summer to get him ready for a 20th NFL season, and was told that the injury would not get any worse by playing on it.
“He’s been a little better every day,” coach Brad Childress said Thursday. “Whether it’s good enough to play in an NFL football game remains to be seen. Just have to take it a day at a time.”