A Little Salt in the Wound for Favre
Brett Favre is having a rough season so far. The guy was given a ton of crap for coming back to the league once again. He's accused of having an affair, leaving a mobile texting trail that includes pics of private parts. His team isn't living up to expectations. And today, news broke that Favre has a stress fracture in his left ankle that could end his NFL-record durability streak at 291 consecutive games started.
Man, talk about having a rough go at it. Bet that indestructible man is rethinking his re-comeback strategy now that it appears that he's hitting the skids professionally and personally.
According to ESPN, Vikings coach Brad Childress said Monday an MRI on Favre's foot revealed the fracture and an "avulsion" fracture in the calcaneus, which is the heel bone. An avulsion fracture occurs when a fragment of bone is torn away by a tendon or ligament, per the ESPN report.
Reports said that Farve was walking around with a boot today, but something tells me that he's going to get the boot from the starting slot.
Next up for the Vikes are the New England Patriots, who are surely going to put pressure on Favre if he plays. If the Green Bay game was any indication, Favre still has his old habits. Rush him frantically and force him to make bad throws that result in interceptions.
Regardless of whether or not Favre plays on Sunday, one thing is becoming pretty clear — the ironman isn't the ironman anymore, on or off the field.