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Favre faces scan

The New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre revealed that he will undergo an MRI exam on his right shoulder.

The New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre cut a dejected figure during Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins.
The New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre cut a dejected figure during Sunday's loss to the Miami Dolphins.

The New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre revealed that he will undergo an MRI exam on his right shoulder after his team was eliminated from post-season contention on Sunday. Favre, 39, indicated the results of the MRI, which will take place today, could determine whether he returns for a second season with the Jets (9-7). The veteran has been feeling discomfort in the shoulder for a number of weeks.

He also insisted he did not want to make a hasty decision about returning next year. "The obvious choice would be a quick decision based on what happened," Favre said. "It's a hasty, irrational decision based on what's happened. I'll go home and get away for a week or so." Favre threw three interceptions in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins, who won the AFC East as a result of the game. In his last five matches, Favre threw just two touchdowns and was picked off nine times.

"It would be easy to sit here and make excuses," he added. "I'm sure that during the course of the year that there were some throws that I know I could make, but I didn't. Other times, I made some good throws. I hope that [the shoulder] was not a factor in my throws this year." * PA Sport