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Vikings confirm WR Rice sustained concussion vs. Eagles

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Brett Favre could have some company when he takes his next concussion test this week.

The Star Tribune reported that wide receiver Sidney Rice sustained a concussion during the third quarter of Tuesday night's 24-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Rice left the game after a late hit by Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed after the game that Rice has a concussion. The receiver's status -- and Favre's -- for Sunday's finale at Detroit are up in the air because the Vikings have a short work week.

Rice, a 2009 Pro Bowl pick, missed the first nine games of the season after undergoing hip surgery during training camp. In six games, he has 17 catches for 280 yards and two touchdowns.

Favre, 41, sustained a concussion during a Dec. 20 loss to the Chicago Bears. He sat out Tuesday night's game -- the second he has missed in the past three after starting an NFL-record 297 games in a row.

Frazier said Favre, who has said this will be his final season, will start at Detroit if he is cleared to play.

"If Brett can go, Brett will be our quarterback for sure, if he were able to pass the concussion test," Frazier said. "So it wouldn't be an issue for me or our team if Brett were able to go."

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