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 Sunday's 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 "pretty bad."
As for his playing status next week against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Favre said, "Who knows? I hope I do. If I can play but not be effective, then it's not worth playing. I hope I use good judgment. So, we'll see. I'm not a spring chicken any more. I don't heal as quickly."
He went on.
"I know the heart's in the right place, though," he said.
Favre said he injured his ankle while being hit on a third-quarter interception by Packers' linebacker A.J. Hawk –- 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.