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Brett Favre Has Two Fractures In Ankle, Status Uncertain For Patriots Game

While we know Randy Moss will be playing against the Patriots Sunday, the status of Brett Favre is not as certain. Favre suffered two separate fractures in his left ankle in Sunday night's loss to the Packers, it was revealed Monday.

Vikings' head coach Brad Childress has officially said his quarterback is day-to-day, leaving him questionable for Sunday's game in New England; Favre spent Monday in a walking boot.

"Once he's functional, he can play," Childress said. "As you know he's had ankle and heel problems for a long time so that walking boot makes him a little bit more comfortable and I wouldn't rule anything out in terms of the end of the week. Don't really have a time-frame work on it."

Favre has made 291 consecutive starts, the longest such streak in the NFL. If he is unable to play, Tarvaris Jackson would get the start. Jackson has not played this season, and appeared in eight games last year, going 14-of-21 with one touchdown. 

But Childress knows he also needs to be careful with Favre, saying, "You can't 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 have to protect people from themselves."