Favre's Late-Game Injuries Not Thought to be Serious, According to McCarthy
PHILADELPHIA--Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said after his team's lopsided loss to the Philadelphia Eagles here Monday night that quarterback Brett Favre was hurt late in the game but his injuries didn't appear to be serious.
Second-year quarterback Aaron Rodgers took over for the Packers' final offensive series of their 31-9 defeat. Favre suffered what McCarthy said was a head injury and a pinched nerve in his neck. Favre, who was hit hard by Eagles defensive end Juqua Thomas on his final throw of the night, was in the trainer's room after the game and a Packers official announced the quarterback would not meet with reporters.
"I think he's going to be fine," McCarthy said of Favre, who has started 225 consecutive regular season games (and 245 in a row including the playoffs).
When he was asked whether Favre had suffered a concussion, McCarthy said no diagnosis had been made.
Favre was thwarted in his bid for a third straight 300-yard passing game, which would have been a career first. He threw for 205 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions. The Packers were limited to three first-half field goals and remained winless in Philadelphia since 1962. Their record for this season fell to 1-3 and they lost wide receiver Robert Ferguson to what may be a broken foot.
By Mark Maske |
October 3, 2006; 10:38 AM ET
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