Brett Favre won’t practice Wednesday due to the injury he sustained to his throwing shoulder, but Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier does expect him to give it a shot on Thursday.
Favre’s injury, precisely, is termed as a sprained sternoclavicular joint in his throwing shoulder.
“I talked with him just a little bit earlier today and we were just talking about his health and just seeing where he was," Frazier said Tuesday during an interview with Chris Russo on Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Radio according to the Star Tribune. "He probably won’t practice [Wednesday] but we’ll get a chance to see how he looks on Thursday and just try to make a determination based on that, you know, how things will look for Sunday. But we’re all hoping that he’ll be healthy enough to play. He’s still a great quarterback and if he’s able to play it gives us a great chance to win against New York.”
If Favre isn’t able to play Sunday against New York, Tarvaris Jackson would get the starting nod after performing well in this past weekend’s victory over the Buffalo Bills.
Frazier expects Favre to play, however.
“Brett’s our starting quarterback and if he’s healthy, I mean, he’s gonna be out there,” Frazier said. "If there’s any definition of an Iron Man, it would be Brett Favre. I mean, it’s incredible what he’s accomplished in his career. For a quarterback to play that many consecutive games? I don’t think that’s a streak that will ever be broken. But he can still play at a high level and there’s no question in my mind, if he’s healthy he’ll lead us to a win on Sunday.”
This saga will go on all week so stay tuned for the most up-to-date information.