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Favre 'okay,' but WR Harvin to have ankle examined

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is living up to his 'Iron Man' billing.

Coach Brad Childress said Monday that Favre told him he was feeling fine after a hard hit to the chin knocked him out of the game against the Patriots. Favre played through two fractures in his left foot and produced one of his best games this season.

Until he was hit by Patriots defensive tackle Myron Pryor while throwing a pass midway in the fourth quarter, Favre was doing what he usually does: playing hurt, trying to lead his team to victory in his NFL-record 292nd consecutive start. He stayed on the ground momentarily after Pryor's hit, then tried to get up while holding his face.

But Favre then sank to the ground as Vikings trainers rushed onto the field, and they helped him to the sideline. He spent a few minutes on a training table at the Vikings' sideline as staffers held a towel to his chin. He sat up after trainers applied a compress, then was carted from the field as a few fans booed.

Favre said he needed eight stitches. Asked after the game if he might have a concussion, Favre said, "I remember everything -- unfortunately. But I'll be fine."

One of Favre's top offensive weapons may not be as lucky. Wide receiver Percy Harvin, who could take over the prime role in the Vikings' passing attack if Randy Moss is waived, may have suffered a serious ankle injury as well, according to the *Pioneer Press*.

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Vikings players confirmed Monday that coach Brad Childress informed them during a team meeting of his intention to waive Moss less than a month after acquiring him in a trade with New England. NFL Network's Michael Lombardi first reported Moss' release.

Harvin hurt his left ankle in the first quarter and had to be helped off the field. The medical staff taped up his ankle and Harvin was able to return to action, finishing with 104 yards on six receptions.

Harvin limped into the locker room following the game.

"It's hurting pretty bad and it probably was adrenaline that got me through," he told the newspaper. "I couldn't do much but I was able to fight through it. Go and see the trainer's and we'll know then."

Harvin was expected to have the ankle examined Monday at the Vikings' training facility.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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