Report: Favre expects to start

(Reuters files)

(Reuters files)

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Eden Prairie, MN – Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre told ESPN on Saturday that he expects to start Sunday's game at New England despite a pair of broken bones in his left ankle.

Favre, who is officially listed as questionable on the injury report, has started 291 straight games under center. He missed the first two days of practice this week and only did light throwing during the opening minutes of Friday's workout open to the media.

The team was on its way to the New England area on Saturday. Head coach Brad Childress said his starting QB, either Favre or Tarvaris Jackson, will be a game-time decision.

The injury to Favre, which includes a stress fracture and another small fracture, occurred last Sunday night in a loss to Green Bay. He was in a walking boot most of this week, but took it off Thursday.

It's been a rough season for Favre and the Vikings, who enter Sunday's game with a disappointing mark of 2-4. The future Hall of Famer led the Vikings to the NFC Championship Game a year ago when he threw 33 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions, but this year has already been picked off 10 times while connecting on just 58.1 percent of his passes for 1,191 yards with seven touchdowns.

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


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