Monday, December 13, 2010
FavreWatch: More reasons Favre can't play
By Kevin Seifert
DETROIT -- Further evidence that Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre's 297-game streak of consecutive starts streak will end Monday night at Ford Field:
ESPN's Ed Werder reported that "all indications" suggest Favre will not play against the New York Giants. Tarvaris Jackson will get the start because Favre's sprained SC joint has left him unable to throw with any velocity. Werder reported that Favre has had numbness in his right hand all week, possibly because of a pinched nerve in his neck.
Favre told Werder he is unlikely to take a pain-killing injection because it would have to be done at a hospital to avoid hitting any arteries.
Finally, Werder reported that teammates have encouraged Favre to take the first snap to extend his streak and then leave the game. Favre has ruled out that scenario.
Aside from divine intervention, Favre appears to have run out of options.