The post-game pressers for both Brett Favre and Leslie Frazier were very revealing today.
In Frazier’s presser, the coach cleared up any controversy concerning Favre’s status: Frazier said Favre will start next week if healthy. Then Frazier cleared up any controversy concerning his decision to stay with Tarvaris Jackson today even after Favre returned from the locker room: the coach said that, according to the doctors, Favre could not have returned to the game.
Favre then took the podium to offer his own take on things. The QB revealed that his shoulder is sprained, and said that after attempting a couple of passes he decided he could not return to the game. Note that Favre somewhat contradicted Frazier’s assertion that it was the doctors who made the decision on his status. Favre also said that he remained dressed, helmet on head, despite his injury because 3rd quarterback Joe Webb was also hurt, and Favre was ready to return if only to hand off. The QB said he would’ve had to hand-off left-handed and would not have been able to throw.
Favre’s status for next week remains up in the air. Prepare for a week of MRIs, practice reports, hand-wringing etc.,