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Favre has a bent fingernail

The good news is that Vikings quarterback Brett Favre emerged from Sunday’s game with no trauma to his taint.

The bad news is that he has suffered an injury to one of the things with which he might scratch it.

Favre’s hand injury from Sunday is actually a bent fingernail, according to the Associated Press.

He injured the nail while throwing a pass late in Sunday’s 27-13 win over the Lions. Though Favre is expected to miss no time, he now has another potential excuse in the event of a second straight late-season collapse.

Despite generating fairly pedestrian statistics, Favre has been praised for providing a calming influence to the offense, which has been methodically steamrolling substandard foes after slow starts. In each game, the Vikings trailed at halftime.