Packers' Favre Hurts Arm Against Pats


Sunday, November 19th 2006, 3:08 pm
By: News On 6


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers quarterback Brett Favre left the field holding his right elbow late in the 2nd quarter Sunday of Green Bay's game against the New England Patriots. Favre, making his 251st consecutive start including playoffs, had been wrapped up low by Tully Banta-Cain and was on his way down when Tedy Bruschi hit Favre, forcing him down hard on his right arm and throwing shoulder with 1:41 left in the half.

Favre, 5-15 for 73 yards at that point, doubled over in immediate pain, grasping at his wrist and elbow. The team said he injured his right elbow and his return was questionable.

Favre held the arm gingerly on the sideline as the training staff looked at him before he was carted off the field at halftime with the Patriots leading 21-0.

Aaron Rodgers replaced him.

Favre did not immediately return when the Packers took the field in the 2nd half, and the team said he was working on his throwing motion in the locker room.

When Favre did emerge about a minute into the 3rd quarter, he received a standing ovation, even though he was still holding his right arm as he walked to the sideline.

Favre proceeded to practice throwing with Rodgers as New England opened the 2nd half with a 4-minute drive, but did not take the field when the Packers got the ball back.

The last time Favre was injured and did not return to a game was October 3, 2004 against the New York Giants.

Favre sustained a concussion in the 3rd quarter and missed 2 plays before returning to throw a touchdown pass to Javon Walker on 4th & 5. Team doctors subsequently ruled him unable to play for the rest of that game, which the Packers lost 14-7.