Vikings: Brett Favre yet to pass test to play against LionsFeatured, Sports & Recreation Sunday, January 2nd, 2011
Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre still hasn’t passed the neurological test he needs, so as to make his return following a nasty concussion he recently got. But the interim Vikings coach, Leslie Frazier, said that he was holding out hope that Favre can play in Sunday’s season finale at the Detroit Lions.
He said there was no question that they would love to see him play. Frazier said during a morning conference call with Detroit reporters that Brett was a great player who has helped them tremendously and so will just have to wait and see what happens.
Rookie Joe Webb started in Favre’s place and led the Vikings to a win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, but Frazier has said Favre would start if he chanced clearance for play after his accident.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Favre failed his most recent concussion test, that was carried out on Wednesday. Frazier said the quarterback will take the test again today or Friday and likely will have to pass it by Saturday in order to play.
“It couldn’t go till game day,” Frazier said. “There are other things other than just the ImPACT test; there are two or three different stages that he has to get through. So it wouldn’t go to game day.”
With Favre's status uncertain, Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday his team is preparing for both quarterbacks.