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Brady expects Favre to play Sunday

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady this morning said he expects Brett Favre, who has two fractures in his ankle and is wearing a walking boot, to play Sunday afternoon when the Minnesota Vikings visit Gillette Stadium.

"We gotta expect that he's gonna play ...” Brady said during his weekly interview on Boston sports radio station WEEI. “You can be as tough as you want. But sometimes, like Tony Romo last night in the game, you just can't make it out there. You get hit, you fall awkwardly, you break a bone that just really won't allow you to play.

"Brett's played through some incredible injuries. I know knee injuries, ankle injuries before. He's had broken bones before. If there's any chance of him playing, he's going to make it out there. He's one of the toughest players to ever suit up in the NFL."

Favre has started an NFL record 291 consecutive games.