Favre leaves game with head injury

Minnesota Vikings' Brett Favre heads to the sidelines after he throws a pass intercepted by Chicago...

Minnesota Vikings' Brett Favre heads to the sidelines after he throws a pass intercepted by Chicago Bears. (REUTERS/Eric Miller)

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Minneapolis - Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre left Monday's 40-14 loss against the Chicago Bears with what was termed a head injury.

In the second quarter, Favre dropped back to pass and was wrapped up by Corey Wootton, who slammed Favre to the ground as the quarterback landed on his left shoulder.

Staff came out to tend to Favre, who walked off the field under his own power before Minnesota punted the ball away.

After Chicago scored to make it a 17-7 game, rookie Joe Webb took over under center for the Vikings.

Coming into Monday, Favre was listed as out for the game, but his status was upgraded to questionable earlier in the day. He started the game one week after his streak of 297 consecutive starts came to an end.

In addition to losing Favre, Minnesota was playing the game without star running back Adrian Peterson, who was out with ankle and knee injuries.

Peterson, currently eighth in the NFL in rushing yards (1,149), had not missed a game since Week 12 of his 2007 rookie season.


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