Favre's ankle appears to be healing quickly

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Brett Favre walked with only a slight limp on Thursday.

The 38-year-old Jets quarterback twisted his left ankle on Monday night in New York's loss at San Diego. Though the ankle was tightly wrapped, Favre appeared to walk comfortably through the locker room before practice.

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He took part in warmup jogs and threw with no noticeable discomfort in the half-hour of practice the media are allowed to watch. Favre took one awkward step on a handoff and appeared to grimace, but seemed fine afterward.

"He was able to get a little bit of action" on Wednesday, coach Eric Mangini said before practice, "and I think it will be a little bit more today."

Asked if that included 11-on-11 drills, Mangini said: "Yeah, there's a little bit of that and we'll progress as he progresses."

Favre wasn't available to the media before practice, but said Wednesday he was "doing everything I can to get ready" for the Jets' game against Arizona on Sunday.

Favre has started 256 straight regular-season games, an NFL record for quarterbacks, and neither he nor Mangini has seemed concerned the streak was in jeopardy. He was listed as limited at practice on the team's injury report, and his status was likely to remain the same Thursday.

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