Childress not aware of Favre's latest shoulder situation
As far as Brad Childress is concerned, Brett Favre will be his starting quarterback on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome.
Childress claims he doesn’t know the latest with the quarterback’s right shoulder, and he’s going under the assumption No. 4 will make consecutive start No. 295 when his former team comes to town.
“I just talked with (head trainer Eric Sugarman) who just had Brett in there," Childress said, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "To paraphrase, he’s sore today. He was in the cold tub but I think he anticipates practicing on Thursday and being ready to go against Green Bay.”
Favre, who is playing with two small fractures in his ankle, does not practice on Wednesdays. Favre told ESPN’s Ed Werder after the game that his right shoulder had acted up on Saturday when he pulled a T-shirt on before practice. He planned to get an MRI and consult with Dr. James Andrews, who operated on his right shoulder before the 2009 season.
"There wasn’t any concern," Childress said when asked about Favre’s shoulder and Saturday. "He went through the pregame warmup."
So the drama with Childress and his various injuries concerns. Meanwhile, the drama about wide receiver Bernard Berrian and why he didn’t play Sunday at Chicago got a little more clear. Berrian was upset after the game about how the situation had been characterized. Childress said it was the player who pulled himself out of the game in warmups.
“I just know that Bernard slid down to me during (warmups) when I got to the field and I said, ‘How’s the leg.’ And he said, ‘Ahhh, I don’t think it’s good enough to go,’” Childress said. “That’s the time that I became aware of it. Typically he was going to try to give it a go. Whether he tweaked it or pulled it more then. You have to believe that or an hour and a half before the game we would have had somebody else in his suit.”
Berrian complained on his Twitter account Sunday night how he was being perceived. Hmmm. Wonder why.
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