The aging quarterback, Brett Favre, will not be likely to start in the Tuesday night game at the Eagles.
PHILADELPHIA — It appears two extra days won’t be enough for Brett Favre to get back on the field.
The Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback still hadn’t passed his initial post-concussion test when interim coach Leslie Frazier addressed reporters early Monday afternoon, leaving Favre doubtful for Tuesday’s slow-delayed game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
“He’s still having trouble with the initial test,” Frazier said, “which leads you to believe it’s going to be very, very difficult (Monday) to do anything other than where he is right now.”
Favre — who was knocked out of last Monday’s game against Chicago on a second-quarter hit by rookie end Corey Wootton — also would have to pass a conditioning test before being allowed to return.
Battling odds, Favre was able to start versus the Bears but was injured after a sack. He did not sound optimistic about returning for more action this season during his press conference following the game. Given his track record, if he is able to go, he will go. Also with two games left until certain retirement, that “itch” that keeps him playing may tickle him once more.