Favre has fracture in ankle

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews attempts to tackle Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett...

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews attempts to tackle Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game at Lambeau Field Green Bay, Wisconsin October 24, 2010. (REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson)

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has two small fractures in his left ankle, head coach Brad Childress said in his press conference on Monday.

Childress stated that Favre does not need surgery and is currently in a walking boot, but he is not sure if Favre will be able to practice at all during the week. Favre has made an NFL-record 291 consecutive starts.

"He's got to be able to do all of the things that his position does," said Childress. "You can't put a guy that is a sitting duck out there. His competitive nature I am sure will come into it. A lot of times you have to protect people from themselves. I'm taking it day by day."

Favre suffered the injury in Sunday's 28-24 loss at Green Bay during which he went 16-of-29 for 212 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions.

For the season, he has connected on 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,191 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions.


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