Head injury likely ends Favre's night

Brett Favre suffered a head injury in the second quarter after getting sacked. AP Photo/Andy King

MINNEAPOLIS -- With all sincerity, I can say that Brett Favre made it through five really amazing possessions in a surprise start Monday night at TCF Bank Stadium. But it appears his night might be over because -- would you believe -- he suffered a head injury when he was sacked on the slick and frozen turf here.

(I would say "career," but we've allowed ourselves to be fooled too many times.)

Favre completed 5 of 7 passes for 63 yards before Chicago Bears rookie defensive end Corey Wootton slammed him to the turf with 11 minutes, 30 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Favre has a sprained SC joint, but replays showed his helmet bouncing off the turf at the end of the sack.

He lay motionless for several moments before slowly walking off the field. The Vikings announced him with a head injury and said his return was doubtful. Rookie Joe Webb has replaced him.

Players complained about the potential for head injuries throughout the week. Would Favre have suffered the same injury if this game were at the Metrodome? We'll never know, of course. But having Favre's storybook evening cut short in that manner will be a hot topic of conversation nonetheless.