Favre doesn't practice, ruled out

Published Dec. 18, 2010 12:00 a.m. ET

Brett Favre won't play in Minnesota's game Monday against Chicago.

Favre didn't participate in Saturday's practice, and Vikings interim coach Leslie Frazier said the 41-year-old quarterback won't play against the Bears.

Favre's NFL-record streak of 297 consecutive starts ended last Monday when the Vikings played the New York Giants. He said this week his sprained throwing shoulder is still bothering him and that he's also still experiencing numbness in his hand.

Frazier said the numbness is going away and that Favre is slowly getting better, and refused to declare him done for the season.

Running back Adrian Peterson was back at practice Saturday after sitting out the past two days as a precaution because of ankle and knee issues.

Tarvaris Jackson was placed on the injured reserve earlier in the week because of a toe injury.

Rookie Joe Webb will start for the Vikings. Webb was selected in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Alabama-Birmingham


The Associated Press contributed to this report.