Posted by Will Brinson
Brett Favre was in a walking boot because of fracture(s) in his ankle, exacerbated by stress caused during the Sunday night game against the Green Bay Packers. And he's apparently still in "considerable discomfort" as a result of the injury and has gone so far as to seek out the renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews for further help.
According to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, Favre has sought additional consultation from Andrews, the doctor who preformed his original surgery in the offseason.
There's a distinct chance that Favre's record 291 straight starts could be in jeopardy this week -- a report from Steve Wyche of NFL.com indicated that coach Brad Childress (fresh off a $35,000 fine from the NFL) and the Vikings medical staff would make the determination as to whether Favre plays on Sunday.
If that's the case, there's a pretty significant chance that Favre could miss Minnesota's game against the Patriots, considering that Chilly nearly benched Favre in the Packers game anyway.
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