Playing by the rules: Favre on injury report

October, 1, 2009
10/01/09
5:15
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Here’s how Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre described his physical condition after Sunday’s wild victory over San Francisco: “My right foot is sore, left knee is a little sore, both shoulders [are sore], neck a little bit. Other than that, I’m fine.”

Favre noted he had never been so spent after a game in his 19-year NFL career. So Thursday, the Vikings limited his participation in practice as they began preparations for Monday night’s showdown with Green Bay. The Vikings listed Favre’s injury as a “foot,” but in reality I’m guessing they’re just pacing their nearly 40-year-old quarterback.

The NFL issued a total of $125,000 fines last month after Favre revealed the New York Jets limited him in practice without putting him on the injury report. The Vikings apparently are taking no chances this week, even though it’s a certainty Favre will play.

I’ll have a full NFC North injury report compiled by early evening.

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