UPDATE: Vikings coach Brad Childress said during his postgame news conference that Favre was “woozy” (an official term) and required 10 stitches in his chin.
A woozy and shaken up Brett Favre left Sunday’s game during the fourth quarter for the Minnesota Vikings and was later carted off the sideline at Gillette Stadium.
Favre took a viscous, but clean hit from Myron Pryor of the Patriots during the fourth quarter and had to be helped off the field by team trainers. A trainer held a towel on Favre’s chin as he walked off the field, and did the same as Favre left the field on the back of a cart.
The top of Pryor’s helmet appears to have caught Favre on the chin, beneath his facemask. But the hit — to Favre’s upper torso — did not draw a penalty.
Per an announcement from the press box, Favre is questionable to return with a lacerated chin.
For the first two plays, at least, the Vikings did fine without Favre. Tarvaris Jackson threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Naufahu Tahi, and then converted a 2-point conversion with a pass to Percy Harvin on the following play.
– Frank Tadych