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Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Brett Favre practices but will be a game-day decision

By Cindy Boren

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Updated at 1:55 p.m.

Will Brett Favre play or won't he? Should he or shouldn't he -- even for just one little snap of the ball?

Such drama is the very chlorophyll that enables vegetation to exist on Planet Favre, where this week's raging debate, one that will not be settled until gameday Sunday, centers on his injured shoulder, his ability or lack thereof to chuck the pigskin and that ol' consecutive-starts streak.

Favre, who missed practice Wednesday and Thursday was on the field with the first-team offense today and threw a few passes during stretching (via Judd Zulgad). Vikings Coach Leslie Frazier said that the limited work Favre did today "gives us some hope about the possibility of Sunday."

Is it conceivable that he will be unable to make his 298th consecutive start Sunday? If he can't really play, might the Vikings start him for one snap, then bring in Tarvaris Jackson?

"No,'' Frazier told Peter King. "I wouldn't do that. We wouldn't do that. And I can tell you Brett wouldn't want it that way. That isn't what Brett's about. Whoever's writing that or saying that ... it's just not the way we do things. I can tell you this: If we decide to play Brett, it's with the mindset that he'll play the game, and play well.''

Favre has a bruised sternoclavicular joint (between the shoulder bone and neck) and Frazier said he may possibly be given a shot to kill the pain. "He can bring his arm back to start the throwing motion,'' Frazier said, "but when he brings it forward through the motion, there is tremendous pain.''

By Cindy Boren  | December 10, 2010; 12:32 PM ET
Categories:  Brett Favre, NFL  
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