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Vikings' Bevell would not be surprised if Favre plays Sunday

Although quarterback Brett Favre was not expected to practice again Thursday, he left the Minnesota Vikings' morning walkthrough without a walking boot on his injured left foot, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he would be surprised if Favre, who said he fractured his heel bone in Sunday night's loss at Green Bay, doesn't make his 292nd consecutive start.

"Surprising would probably be a good word," Bevell said during his weekly press conference. "He's never not been out there so it would probably be a surprise. I was there [in Green Bay] and he broke the thumb. Immediately the doctor said, 'Hey, we've got to pin it and you're going to be out six to eight weeks.' In his mind, he said, 'Well wait a minute, I just played really well.' We didn't know it was broken. He said, 'I'm going to give it a shot.' He played with that as well. It would surprise me if he wasn't able to be out there."

Favre told reporters Thursday, "I wouldn't put anything past me to be honest with you," while walking through the locker room looking for a size 15 shoe for his left foot. He normally wears a 14.

A day earlier, the quarterback lobbied to start.

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