Vikings' Jackson has turf toe; Frazier hopes to have Favre back

Posted Dec. 14, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m.
Posted By Eric Edholm

Reports of Brett Favre's career being over might be premature.

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that QB Tarvaris Jackson suffered a turf toe in the loss to the Giants and that Favre's season — and career — might not be over.

Jackson struggled in replacing Favre, whose 297-game consecutive streak came to an end Monday, against the Giants. Frazier said Jackson might not be available for Thursday's practice as the Vikings get ready for a game against the Bears.

Favre had a golf-ball-sized welt on his injured shoulder and had to sit out his first game since his streak began in 1992. Reports out of Minnesota indicated previously that Favre's season might be over as a result, but Frazier said Favre could return.

"It looks like there is a chance we can get him back at some point this week," Frazier said of Favre. "He wanted to play last night, and he wants to help this team win."

If neither QB could go, rookie Joe Webb — a college quarterback who played some receiver and took seven snaps behind center last night — could be the starter. Frazier said the team is looking at free-agent possibilities for quarterbacks to sign prior to game time.

"We'll have to do that just because we don't know," Frazier said. "We have a list of about eight names."

Patrick Ramsey reportedly has been one of the eight players the Vikings hope to contact, but Frazier said he didn't believe Daunte Culpepper was among the QBs the team might reach out to.

The Vikings' emergency QB on Monday night would have been WR Greg Camarillo had Jackson and Webb both been too hurt to play.