Brett Favre injury news was mostly about his leg this week. But now, a Brett Favre chin injury is yet still another point of concern for Vikings fans. After a week of debate over whether he should start, he finally ignored his other injuries and continued his famous streak. However, the Patriots still led the struggling Vikings, although No. 4 seemed on the verge of starting another comeback. Yet when he did, he finally succumbed to more pain, although the injury to his chin may not be his most severe of the season.
Late in the fourth quarter, with the Vikings down 21-10, Favre was moving toward a crucial touchdown. But with the Vikings near the goal line, he just got off a throw to Randy Moss before the Patriots’ Myron Pyror brought him down.
The latest injury didn’t affect Favre’s ankles or ribs, but rather his chin. Pyror’s helmet collided into his chin, which caused a laceration. That finally took him out of the game, and left Tarvaris Jackson to try to finish things.
Jackson got a touchdown and two-point conversion to close the gap to 21-18. If he had completed the comeback, and saved the Vikings’ season, it could have given Brad Childress an excuse to demote Favre for a week. Instead, Tom Brady led a touchdown drive of his own to seal things, as the 28-18 Patriots win dropped the Vikings to 2-5.
Before the new injury, No. 4 was actually efficient, and largely mistake-free. He finished at 22-for-32 with 259 yards, and an interception that bobbled off of Percy Harvin. Since he wasn’t why the Vikings lost, it should get him a reprieve from Childress this week.
Although he needed eight stitches for his chin, it appeared to not be as severe as his other injuries this season. If he could still manage to start this week, in spite of all the pain and the debate over his streak, this would seem to be no problem. There is certain to be a lot of speculation over his condition, but perhaps not to the extent of this past week.
With the Vikings at 2-5, the latest Brett Favre injury is the least of their problems. Even with their embattled quarterback doing better, the Patriots still pulled away from them in the second half. Although their situation isn’t as dire as the Cowboys’, it could get that way soon enough if they don’t start a winning streak.
As the injury watch begins anew, the Vikings will get set for their latest do-or-die game against the Cardinals next Sunday.
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