Favre suffers cracked thumb on throwing hand

Packers quarterback Brett Favre suffered a cracked thumb on his right hand during the team's 34-24 loss to the St. Louis Rams Sunday, Green Bay GM/head coach Mike Sherman announced Monday.<P>

Favre is not expected to miss any playing time, Sherman said. The 34-year-old QB will be held out of practices this week and will take advantage of extra recovery time during the upcoming bye week.

Favre was hurt early in Sunday's game when his hand struck one of his own offensive linemen after a pass. Favre completed the game, simply icing on the sidelines.

Tests today revealed the thumb was cracked.

Sherman said he asked Favre how this injury compares to his thumb injury in 1999, and Favre said there was no comparison - this time around is minor compared to the previous injury which affected his grip on the ball.

Also, Favre can play despite the cracked thumb and is not likely to worsen the injury, Sherman said.

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