EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre missed practice again on Thursday, and his status for Sunday's game against the New York Giants remains in question.
Favre, who also sat out Wednesday's session, suffered a shoulder injury on his first pass attempt during last week's game against Buffalo and missed the remainder of the contest. He was diagnosed with an SC sprain to his right shoulder.
The 41-year-old, of course, has a record streak of 297 consecutive regular- season starts on the line and has also battled elbow tendinitis and a pair of broken bones in his ankle this season.
If Favre is unable to play, Tarvaris Jackson would get the start. Jackson replaced Favre last week and threw for 187 yards on 15-of-22 passing with two touchdowns and three interceptions in Minnesota's 38-14 victory. The Vikings have won two straight to improve to 5-7.
Starting left guard Steve Hutchinson did not participate in drills on Thursday after taking limited reps on Wednesday. Hutchinson, who had a streak of 131 straight starts (including the playoffs) snapped when he missed the Bills game, is suffering from a broken thumb.
Wide receiver Percy Harvin (migraine headaches), defensive end Ray Edwards (ankle), cornerback Chris Cook (knee) and safety Tyrell Johnson (knee) all missed practice for a second straight day.
Starting running back Adrian Peterson (ankle), wide receiver Sidney Rice (hip) and rookie running back Toby Gerhart (hamstring) participated on a limited basis on Thursday.