After suffering a sprained shoulder, Brett Favre's consecutive games played streak appeared to be in doubt ahead of this week's Minnesota Vikings game against the New York Giants. Were the game to have been played Sunday, Favre seemed destined to be ruled out. But with the collapse of the Metrodome and an extra day to rest and heal, many began to wonder if Favre would recover in time for the Monday night game.
For whatever it's worth, Favre sounds less than confident in his ability to play Monday against the Giants. If this is anything like his on again, off again retirement sagas, Favre's own assessment of his health could simply be the crafty quarterback keeping his status close to the vest.
When asked if he could play with the benefit of the extra time, Favre texted USA Today: "I doubt it, but it does buy a little time."
There's a softball text message joke in here somewhere.
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier added the extra day helped Favre, but the injured quarterback did not throw as the Vikings went through a final walkthrough in what's become an odd game-week.
The Vikings and Giants will square-off at Ford Field in Detroit on Monday night after a long day of scrambling to find a replacement for the deflated Metrodome.