GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Vikings quarterback Brett Favre struggled to walk through the locker room and to and from his postgame news conference after re-injuring his surgically repaired left ankle in Sundayâs 28-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He said he knows by the time he gets off the plane back in Minneapolis, it would be âpretty bad.â
As for his playing status next week against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Favre said, âWho knows? I hope I do. If I can play but not be effective, then itâs not worth playing. I hope I use good judgment. So, weâll see. Iâm not a spring chicken any more. I donât heal as quickly.â
He went on.
âI know the heartâs in the right place, though,â he said.
Favre said he injured his ankle while being hit on a third-quarter interception by Packersâ linebacker A.J. Hawk â- one of three interceptions. Favre did not wear any type of walking boot or other support after the game. However, he could not put any pressure on his left ankle as he tried to walk down steps from a stage following his news conference.
The 41-year-old quarterback lit up his former team in two games last season, including a four-touchdown performance at Lambeau Field.
Favre wasn't nearly as effective on Sunday night, though his fourth-quarter pass to Percy Harvin nearly capped a dramatic comeback. The play, originally ruled a touchdown, was overturned after an official review.
In addition to his ankle issue, Favre has dealt with tendinitis in his right elbow this season. Favre has started in 291 consecutive games, an NFL record for quarterbacks.