Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier made it official Saturday, saying Brett Favre is out for Monday night's game against Chicago and rookie Joe Webb will start at quarterback.
"Brett tried to do some things prior to practice and that shoulder is not, his arm is just not where it needs to be so he definitely won't participate on Monday night," Frazier said. Frazier acknowledged Favre can throw the ball but described the pain as "just too excruciating right now," adding, "that’s what he has to get past.”
Frazier indicated that he has no plans to place Favre on injured reserve at this point despite the fact he continues to have pain in his shoulder when he tries to throw the ball. Frazier said the numbness that Favre has been feeling in his throwing hand is starting to go away some.
Pro Bowl left guard Steve Hutchinson has been ruled out for Monday, meaning he will miss a third consecutive game because of a broken right thumb.
It's looking more and more like Hutchinson's season could be finished. Asked if the veteran is a candidate to be put on injured reserve, Frazier said: “We’ve got to take a look at that with the number of games we’ve got left. So that’s something we’ll have to discuss.”
Some of the swelling Hutchinson experienced has subsided but with only three games left time might be running out. "There's still more [swelling] we’d like to see removed and also some of the pain he has right now," Frazier said. "Just to see if that will change. We’re going to discuss it again when I leave this meeting. What’s the best approach going forward.”
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- Bears linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) was limited in practice Saturday and is listed as questionable. Cornerback Charles Tillman (foot) and running back Chester Taylor (knee) were taken off the report.