Report: Childress leaning toward starting T-Jack

The walking boot has come off.

Brett Favre has every intention of playing on Sunday for the Minnesota Vikings, extending his consecutive games started streak to 292.

But it doesn’t appear that he has coach Brad Childress on board just yet. Favre was held out of practice on Thursday band according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Childress is leaning toward not playing the future Hall of Famer who has a stress fracture in his left ankle and a small fracture in the same heel.

Per the report, Childress would prefer to start Tarvaris Jackson for the Vikings, who at 2-4 need to gain some momentum quickly.

“He's doing a little better every day," Childress said of Favre. "Whether it's good enough to play in an NFL football game remains to be seen. Just taking it a day at a time."

Favre is being fitted with a special size 15 shoe for his left foot. Typically, he wears a 14 but this will allow him to have protection inserted into the shoe.

Where this thing heads, no one can tell. Favre and Childress have not seen eye to eye on everything. We’ll see if this becomes a bigger issue for them.

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