Vikings won't place Favre on IR, or rule him out
Leslie Frazier confirmed that quarterback Brett Favre suffered a concussion Monday night when he was sacked in the second quarter by Chicago Bears rookie Corey Wootton and had his left shoulder and head driven into the turf at TCF Bank Stadium.
But the Minnesota Vikings have no plans to place the 41-year-old Favre on injured reserve with what looks to be two games remaining in his storied NFL career.
“I don’t think so at this stage,” said Frazier, the interim coach, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “He’s proven time and time again that he’s capable of coming back and playing again so I don’t think so.”
Favre looked sharp leading the offense for a touchdown on the opening drive. The Vikings close out their season at Philadelphia and at Detroit.
The Vikings are on a short week so it seems less likely Favre will be able to play on Sunday against the Eagles but it’s Favre and you just never know. He was listed as out on Saturday and rallied to start against the Bears.
Meanwhile, per the report the Vikings are moving to sign quarterback Rhett Bomar off the practice squad of the New York Giants. Bomar would be a fourth quarterback for the 53-man roster. Joe Webb will start if Favre cannot play Sunday and Patrick Ramsey is now in place.
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