Brett Favre Did Not Fake Hit to the Chin that Needed Stitches
We’ve been extremely critical of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre lately. When we’re not questioning how badly his arm is hurt, we’re pointing out that his ankle isn’t in as bad shape as it’s made out to be. The old man started against the Patriots Sunday despite speculation that his consecutive games streak might come to an end. It wasn’t the ankle or arm that knocked him out of a game though; it was a shot to the chin by Myron Pryor.
Favre looked nimble maneuvering around the pocket and went 22/32 for 259 yards but he left the game and was replaced by Tarvaris Jackson after getting drilled by Pryor. Number four needed eight stitches to close the gash and he looked so out of it I thought he had a broken jaw or possibly a concussion. Nevermind the questions, Favre says he’s going to play next weekend against the Cardinals.
Hey, we may have speculated about the drama queen dragging out his injuries but there’s no way around what happened on Sunday: he was leveled and still wants to be back next weekend. You don’t start 291 games in a row being a wussy.
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Michael Dwyer