Vikings cautious with injured Brett Favre

Updated: December 8, 2010, 2:03 PM ET
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With Brett Favre nursing a shoulder injury, the Minnesota Vikings are being cautious in attempting to get the 41-year-old quarterback ready to play Sunday against the New York Giants.

"He probably won't practice tomorrow, but we'll get a chance to see how he looks on Thursday and just try to make a determination based on that, you know, how things will look for Sunday," interim coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday in a radio interview. "But we're all hoping that he'll be healthy enough to play."

Favre sprained the sternoclavicular joint in his right throwing shoulder after getting crunched by Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats on his first pass attempt in Minnesota's 38-14 win over the Bills.

Favre has started 297 consecutive games, and with the QB's long history of playing through pain, Frazier is hoping rest can get the veteran signal-caller ready to play.

"From what I've been told, rest is probably key," Frazier said Monday. "That's going to be number one, and they'll do some exercises with him to help him as well. But it's not something that can surgically be attended to. It's just a matter of rest and then the rehab that they're going to put him through."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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