Brett Favre is still iffy to play in the Vikings’ regular season finale against the Lions. It could also be Favre’s finale, because the quarterback has indicated repeatedly he plans to retire after the season.
Favre, of course, has un-retired three other times, so it’s anyone’s guess what he’ll do next year. But with the pounding he has taken this year – not to mention the negative publicity surrounding his texting scandal with former Jets game day host Jenn Sterger – I’d be surprised to see him back in 2011.
As for Sunday’s game, he has yet to pass a concussion test, so he hasn’t been medically cleared to play.
“We’d love to see him play,” interim head coach Leslie Frazier said. “There’s no question about that.”
Frazier said the timetable will be determined by the testing procedures.
Frazier said yesterday the team hasn't yet determined when Favre will be tested again, whether it’s today or Friday. Favre didn't pass it Wednesday, and Frazier said that Saturday would likely be the latest the test could be administered.
"If it's not done successfully by Saturday, we'll make a determination,” Frazier said. “We'd like for him to take it. (As for passing the conditioning portion of the test) our medical guys would give me the heads up when he could do that. Our medical staff has to feel confident about the time in between."