Is Favre faking his ankle injury?

By Marc A. Greenberg

You have got to hand it to Favre; the guy knows how to spin a bad situation into a positive one.  Faced with the embarassment of the Jenn Sterger scandal, Vikings QB Brett Favre has led reporters on a wild goose chase of “will he play, won’t he play” and has diverted all negative attention into whether his consecutive playing streak will continue.

Guys, it’s Favre. He’s playing. He’s fine.

After “suffering” two fractures around the ankle in the game against Green Bay on Sunday night, putting his league-record 291-straight starts streak in jeopardy, Favre is now walking around the Vikings practice facility without the oversized boot that has been protecting his injured left ankle.

Favre limped through the locker room Thursday before practice with just a wrap on his ankle. The 41-year-old quarterback was not on the practice field during the portion open to the media Thursday. When asked if he thought he could play, Favre said, “I wouldn’t put anything past me, to be honest with you.”

The Vikings (2-4) play at New England on Sunday and we all know Brett will be there helping the Patriots secondary to some INTs.