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Favre banged up, but expected to practice

GREEN BAY (Oct. 3, 2006) -- Brett Favre should be sufficiently recovered from shoulder and head injuries to return to practice Oct. 4, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.

Favre left a Monday Night Football loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia late in the game when he absorbed a hard hit from Eagles defensive lineman Juqua Thomas. McCarthy said Favre, who did not speak to the media after the game but is set to address reporters Oct. 4, might have suffered a slight concussion and a stinger.

"I haven't personally seen him, but I think he'll be fine," McCarthy said.

Favre, who has started an NFL quarterback record 245 consecutive games, including playoffs, will be listed as probable on the team's injury report.

Some of Favre's teammates, however, weren't quite so fortunate.

McCarthy said wide receiver Robert Ferguson (foot) and linebacker Abdul Hodge (knee) will be listed as doubtful for the Oct. 8 game against St. Louis at Lambeau Field, while wide receiver Donald Driver (rib, hip), tight end Donald Lee (knee) and linebacker Ben Taylor (hamstring) will be listed as questionable.

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