Brett Favre attempted to downplay the soreness in his throwing elbow Thursday, but the large bag of ice that was attached to his arm as he addressed reporters at Winter Park was a clear sign that something isn't right.
In fact, the quarterback is believed to be dealing with tendinitis in his right elbow for at least the second time in his career. Favre missed the final three preseason games in 2000 because of it but returned to start the opener that season.
"I'm not overly concerned about it, but just based on my 20 years, there's been little things that nag here and there," said Favre, who will turn 41 on Sunday and then start his NFL record 289th consecutive game the following day against the Jets. "Of course, it's my throwing arm, so it's a little more of a concern. I've probably iced more in the last weeks than I have in my career. I don't want to say I'm getting overly mental, but I want to be crisp."