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Updated: December 12th, 2010 10:08am
Brett Favre says he couldn't have played if game were Sunday

Brett Favre says he couldn't have played if game were Sunday

by Tom Pelissero
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The snow-related mess that delayed the Minnesota Vikings' game from Sunday afternoon gave Brett Favre extra time to get his ailing throwing shoulder ready to play.

And Favre says he needed it.

The 41-year-old quarterback texted ESPN's Ed Werder late Saturday night and said if the game stayed as scheduled at noon Sunday, his record consecutive-starts streak would have ended.

"I wasn't playing (Sunday)," Favre said in the text, "but we'll see how it feels."

Favre's practice time was extremely limited this past week because of the sprained sternoclavicular joint near his right shoulder he suffered early in last Sunday's win over Buffalo.

However, interim coach Leslie Frazier said after watching Favre go through a throwing motion in Friday's practice that he had hope about the veteran playing. Favre is expected to test the injury before the game -- whenever and wherever it ends up taking place.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Brett Favre, Leslie Frazier