Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress told reporters on Monday during his weekly day-after-the-game press conference that Brett Favre has 2 fractures in his left ankle – an avulsion fracture and a stress fracture – and that the QB is in a walking boot.
At first blush this is obviously not good news for the Vikings and the offense, but the good news is Favre doesn’t need surgery and Childress wouldn’t rule Favre out for next week’s game at New England. Favre’s status this week was termed “day-to-day” by Childress and the Vikings head coach also said Favre’s current games-played streak does not give him more leeway than is typical.
So all eyes will be on Vikings practice this week as many will try to speculate on Favre’s playing status based on how much he does or doesn’t practice. Asked if Favre would need to practice in order to play, Childress was a little vague in saying “My experience is most players need to practice.”
But being vague at this point is the way to go because a lot will happen between now and next Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Hopefully a lot of healing will happen, too.
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