Frazier: Still a possibility Favre plays

The Vikings aren't ruling out Brett Favre for Monday night's game in Detroit, despite reports that Favre doubts he'll play.

Despite reports indicating that Brett Favre doubts he will play Monday night in Detroit against the New York Giants, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was not ruling Favre out during a brief conference call Sunday afternoon with reporters about 45 minutes before the team headed to Detroit.

Frazier said he wasn't aware of reports that Favre was telling people he might not play.

"I'm not. I don't know where that would come from," Frazier said. "From everything I've seen, there is still a possibility he could play, especially getting that extra day. No, I'm not aware of that."

Favre sprained the sternoclavicular joint in his throwing shoulder last Sunday and was knocked out the game after his first pass attempt, putting his NFL-record 297 consecutive regular-season starts in jeopardy.

USA Today's Jon Saraceno reported that Favre texted him, saying he doubted he would play.

"U know what ... I kinda look forward to just chillin for a change," Favre said in a text, according to USA Today.

Frazier said the Vikings conducted a walk-through practice Sunday afternoon, but Favre didn't throw during that session.

"We didn't toss during that walk-through. The rest is as important as anything for him," Frazier said. "And the fact that he's actually gone through his throwing motion, we'll still get a chance to test some things out tomorrow. Just bought us another day of time from a rest standpoint and treatment."

The Vikings were originally scheduled to play at noon Sunday in the Metrodome, but a storm brought about 18 inches of snow to the Twin Cities, diverting the Giants' plane to Kansas City, and the weight of the snow collapsed the roof of the Metrodome shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday morning, causing the NFL to move the game to Ford Field in Detroit. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:20 p.m. Central.


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