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Brett Favre has two fractures in left ankle, Vikings coach says

Brett Favre's streak of 291 straight starts -- an NFL record for quarterbacks -- appears to be in danger of coming to an end.

Minnesota Vikings Coach Brad Childress said Monday the quarterback has two fractures -- an avulsion fracture and a stress fracture -- in his left ankle. According to the coach, Favre is wearing a walking boot but will not require surgery.

The injury was revealed in an MRI exam after Minnesota's loss to Favre's former team, the Green Bay Packers, on Sunday night. Favre appeared to hurt his ankle when he was hit on one of his three interceptions in the game.

Childress said Favre's streak would not be a factor in deciding whether the quarterback will play Sunday at New England.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Brett Favre after an incomplete pass Sunday night. Credit: Jeffrey Phelps / Associated Press

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