Brett Favre Passes Preliminary Concussion Test, Probably Won’t Play


A ray of hope for those who long to see Brett Favre take the field one last time this season:  According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Favre on Saturday was finally able to pass the preliminary concussion test he has been failing every couple of days since taking a blow to the head against the Bears two weeks ago.

To call this a ray of hope might actually be overly optimistic.  To hear Leslie Frazier tell it, there is still only a slim chance Favre will start Sunday afternoon against the Lions.  The quarterback will be required to take another concussion test Sunday morning, and only if he passes that exam will he be cleared to return to the field.

Frazier has already indicated that if Favre is healthy he will start Sunday.  But that remains a very big “if.”  The likelihood is that Joe Webb will get his second career start tomorrow.  I am now required by law to point out that, with Brett Favre, nothing is ever certain, so don’t be shocked if he pulls off one final miraculous recovery.

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