Sherman: Favre's fractured thumb not serious

Updated: October 20, 2003, 6:43 PM ET

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the second straight season, the bye comes at just the right time for an injured Brett Favre.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback learned Monday he played almost the entire game Sunday at St. Louis with a broken right thumb, which he injured on his second pass attempt.

Favre declined comment Monday, but coach Mike Sherman said the injury was minor and it shouldn't prevent Favre from extending his NFL quarterbacks record 197-game starting streak after the bye week.

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