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Posted at 5:57 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Brett Favre will not play tonight; streak ends at 297 games

By Cindy Boren

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(Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Brett Favre's NFL-record streak for consecutive starts will end at 297 games.

Here's Mark Maske's full story on The League.

Favre, who hurt his shoulder Dec. 5, reportedly has a golf-ball sized knot in his shoulder and has been having numbness in his hand. He is inactive for Monday night's postponed game against the New York Giants in Detroit.

ESPN's Ed Werder reports that taking a pain-killing injection in the shoulder has been ruled out. Favre sprained his sternoclavicular joint Dec. 5 against the Buffalo Bills and had been listed as doubtful for tonight's game against the New York Giants in Detroit.

Favre had said Sunday, in a text message to Werder, that he could not have played had the game gone on as regularly scheduled. It was moved to tonight because of the collapse of the Metrodome roof, sparking speculation that the extra day of rest might be enough to allow him to play.

However, Favre, 41, opted not to come in for one play just to keep the consecutive starts streak alive.

By Cindy Boren  | December 13, 2010; 5:57 PM ET
Categories:  Brett Favre, NFL  
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