It came as a semi-shock when we all learned that Brett Favre had tweaked his groin heading in to the Packer game two Sundays ago and momentarily contemplated not playing.
Of course, since Favre is Favre, the bad groin not only didn’t keep him from the game, it made no difference whatsoever to his performance. He still went out and made Ted Thompson look like even more of a fool for favoring that punk Aaron Rodgers over him.
Bad groins unfortunately often linger, leaving open the possibility that the injury could become aggravated down the road and force Favre to be less Favrian or even – perish the thought – miss his first game in over a decade-and-a-half.
This is a possibility The Favre doesn’t want Viking Nation to worry about. “With a week’s rest I think I’ll be fine,” Favre assured. “But I’m not going to make it a bigger issue than it is. It’s kind of a new thing for me. To play 18 some-odd years and not have anything like that that probably worried me more than anything. But I think I’ll be fine.”
Favre says he hurt the groin rolling out during a walk-through. With a normal quarterback, you dismiss the matter as one of those fluke things. With the 40-year-old Favre, you can’t help wondering if such a thing presages further physical breakdown and the horrible disappointment that would come with it.
He isn’t invincible, after all. He only seems like it.