Favre misses practice, doesn't rule himself out

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre looks up after being sacked by the Green Bay Packers...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre looks up after being sacked by the Green Bay Packers defense with less the two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of their NFL football game at Lambeau Field, in Green Bay, Wisconsin October 24, 2010. (REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson)

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre missed practice on Wednesday but did not rule himself out for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.

Favre broke two small bones in his left ankle during Sunday's game at Green Bay -- his 291st straight start under center -- and was seen limping off the field after the loss.

Despite the injury, the 41-year-old future Hall-of-Famer said he will wait until Friday to see if the "swelling and pain subsides."

"I'm willing to give it a try," Favre said in a Wednesday press conference of playing on Sunday. "It's worth a try...I've been reassured it's broken but there's not a risk of further injury...I would love to play for no other reason than being committed to this team and be part of getting back on track."

The Vikings are currently 2-4 and sit in third place in the NFC North.

"There is a chance I don't play this week, which is no secret to anyone. I want to play. I want to do what I can this week to get myself ready to play," Favre added.

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

If Favre is unable to go, Tarvaris Jackson is set to make his first start since the 2008 campaign.


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