Brett Favre told ESPN's Ed Werder Saturday afternoon his injuries have healed significantly and the Minnesota Vikings quarterback expects to start against the host New England Patriots on Sunday.
Favre was on the field for drills Friday, with limited participation in practice for the first time this week. He wore a wrap on his left ankle, which has two fractures that have threatened his NFL-record streak of 291 straight games started.
Minnesota head coach Brad Childress said he "probably will" wait until the last hours before kickoff to decide whether Favre starts.
It's not going to be a major surprise if Favre starts. His fantasy forecast is not favorable.