All eyes on Favre

The questions about Brett Favre's injured left knee will be answered when - and if - he takes the field Monday night, but the veteran QB did his best to ease any worries after his first day back at practice.<p>

Favre tested the knee at practice Wednesday for the first time since his Oct. 20 injury, and said he has every intention of making his 165th consecutive start Monday night at Lambeau Field.

"I want to play and help this team win," Favre said. "If I can't go out there and do that, I'm not going to," Favre said.

"I want to play, expect to play, expect if I do play to not play any differently," Favre said.

Favre participated in limited drills Wednesday, trying out his new knee brace which stabilized the joint sprained when Favre was sacked by LaVar Arrington during GB's win over Washington. The practice was closed, as it has been for three weeks, but Favre took the podium afterwards to offer reassurance.

"I just tested it to see kind of how the brace felt. I was just dropping back, throwing a little bit," Favre said. "It felt okay.

"Today was just kind of a small step. Maybe I could have done more, but I don't know that for sure. And, believe it or not, I'm taking the doctors' advice and taking things slowly."

The intense scrutiny surrounding Favre's injury and imminent return surprises no one, least of all the QB himself. And while the knee may remain a question mark, Favre proved that his trademark humor is 100 percent intact. He jokingly chastised long-time Packer executive director of Public Relations Lee Remmel when Remmel tried to wrap up the press conference.

"Wait a minute, Lee, I'm not done here...Baseball is over, basketball is just starting, aside from deer hunting this time of year, what else is there?" Favre said.


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