Everyone take a deep breath. Brett Favre's pained look in the fourth quarter Sunday was only because he is dramatic. His throwing hand isn't injured; he just bent a fingernail. Now's the time to shed a tear, if you can bear it.
Favre was hit by two defenders in the last quarter during a pass to Percy Harvin. Apparently the fingernail injury was enough to pull him from the game for the remaining game time.
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Coach Brad Childress said Monday that Favre bent a fingernail, and he's fine.
Favre has started 271 straight regular season games, believed to be an NFL record. He is also nine games behind Jim Marshall's record for a non-kicker of 282 consecutive regular season games played.