Brett Favre is recovering from two stress fractures to his left ankle

By A.J. Giardina – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -  The Minnesota Vikings not only dropped to 2 and 4 on the season following Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers, quarterback Brett Favre suffered a stress fracture and an avulsion fracture to his left ankle in the setback.

Vikings head coach Brad Childress said Favre won't require surgery, but he may be forced to sit out the New England Patriots game.

"Favre is now walking around with a boot," Childress announced at Monday's news conference. "But once he's functional he can play. As you know he's had ankle and heel problems for a long time so that walking boot makes him feel a little more comfortable and I wouldn't rule anything out as in terms of the end of the week. "

When asked a question involving how long Favre may have to sit out, Childress stated, "Don't really have a time frame on it."  He's also is concerned for Favre's health saying, "You can't really put a guy that's a sitting duck out there.  His competitive nature I'm sure will come into it but a lot of times you've got to protect people from themselves so really I'm taking it day-by-day."

Favre tossed three second half interceptions as the Vikings (2-4) may have a difficult time in cracking the playoffs this season.  Brett almost led his team to another comeback win, connecting with Percy Harvin for an apparent 20-yard touchdown Sunday night against the Packers.  The replay review confirmed that Harvin had only one foot inbounds sending the Vikings back home to Minnesota with another game under the loss column.

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