Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Brett Favre's MRI Reveals Shoulder Sprain; QB Expected to Start in Week 14

Brett Favre threwBrett Favre injury just one pass on Sunday before leaving the game with a shoulder injury. But after medical testing Monday, all indications are that his shoulder will be healthy enough for him to get back on the field this week.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told reporters Monday that an MRI revealed that Favre has a sprained sternoclavicular joint in his throwing shoulder. When asked if he expects Favre to play this week, Frazier said, "No question."

So, Favre should be on the field when the Vikings host the Giants, in what will be his 298th consecutive start. In fact, Favre briefly talked to reporters and acted as if the shoulder isn't even a concern, saying, "What MRI?" when asked about it.

Frazier said he doesn't expect Favre to do much throwing at practice this week. But he also said there's absolutely no quarterback controversy between Favre and Tarvaris Jackson. As long as Favre says he can go this Sunday when the Vikings meet the Giants, Frazier will put Favre under center.

"If the doctors say he's fine, he's functional, he's not at risk and Brett feels good about it, it won't be a hard decision," Frazier said.


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