In the wake of the news that the NFL has fined the Jets, G.M. Mike Tannenbaum, and former coach Eric Mangini a total of $125,000 for fudging the injury report in 2008 regarding quarterback Brett Favre’s partially torn biceps tendon, we suggested the following entry for the Vikings’ weekly submission to the league office: “QB Brett Favre (arm, ribs, wrist, hand, finger, ankles, head, shoulder,
knees, toes, back, front, groin, taint, swine flu, polio, lupus).”
On their Wednesday injury report, however, the Vikings omitted any reference to Favre.
The information likely was communicated from Winter Park to 280 Park Avenue before news broke of the fines. Regardless, the absence of Favre’s name fairly should be interpreted as an indication that he is 100 percent healthy as of right now, despite recent musings about a partially torn rotator cuff, a cracked rib, and/or sore ankles.