Monday, October 20, 2003
Injury shouldn't keep him from playing
Brett Favre has a broken right thumb that's not serious and shouldn't prevent him from continuing his
NFL quarterbacks record 197-game starting streak after the bye
Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman revealed the extent of Favre's injury Monday.
"He has a hairline crack on his thumb," Sherman said. "If we
had to play this week, he said he could play with it, and hopefully
in two weeks when we play it will be better."
The Packers (3-4) are off this week before traveling to
Favre banged his thumb on a teammate's shoulder pads on the
first play of the game Sunday at St. Louis, but did not come out
and didn't seem affected by it.
"He played pretty well with it," Sherman said.
Despite Green Bay's 34-24 loss to the Rams, Favre had one of his
best dome performances, completing 23 of 32 passes for 268 yards
and two touchdowns with one interception. His passer rating was
The three-time MVP who turned 34 this month left the locker room
Sunday with a bag of ice taped to his right thumb, which swelled on
the flight home.
Favre will be in a splint and won't practice this week, Sherman
said. He'll be evaluated again next Monday after the players return
from four days off.
Favre injured his right thumb in the preseason in 1999 and it
severely affected his throwing ability for much of the season.
Sherman said he didn't think there was that danger this time.