Favre open to missing game

By KBJR News 1

October 13, 2010 Updated Oct 13, 2010 at 7:14 PM CDT

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre said he would consider sitting out a game if the tendinitis in his right elbow doesn't improve.

Favre told reporters at his weekly press conference on Wednesday, his tendinitis in his throwing arm hasn't gotten better or worse in recent weeks, and that he'd "sure" consider sitting out and breaking his 289-game starting streak if tendinitis got too unbearable.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press quoted Favre in an online story. "I don't want to play just to play," Favre said. "It's kind of a funny injury. It could flare up and get worse."

Favre has started 289 straight regular sesaon games, plus another 24 post season games, for a total of 313 straight starts.

On Monday night, Favre grabbed his elbow in pain on several occasions, in the Vikings 29-20 loss to the New York Jets. In the game, he finished 14 of 34 for 264 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception. Favre had 233 yards passing in the second half, after just 31 yards in the first half.

The Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at the Metrodome. Both teams enter with (1-3) records.

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