Leslie Frazier: 'You never rule (Favre) out'

If Brett Favre can rally from being listed as out for a game to actually start it, as he did Dec. 20 against the Chicago Bears, surely he can return this time.

The Minnesota Vikings have listed the 20-year veteran quarterback as doubtful for Sunday’s season finale at Detroit’s Ford Field with a concussion. But that doesn’t mean you can rule Favre out of the final game of his career, not after the great turnaround he made two weeks ago.

Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier declined to say Friday whether or not Favre had taken the baseline neurological exam necessary to return from a concussion.

“I'm just going to leave it as doubtful for now without going into any detail about it," Frazier said, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “You never rule him out."

If Favre cannot return, Joe Webb will make his second start. If Favre doesn’t rally, his final play in the NFL will be a sack by Bears rookie defensive end Corey Wootton at TCF Bank Stadium. Wootton wrapped Favre up and drove his helmet into the turf, causing the concussion.

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