DETROIT (Reuters) - Brett Favre will miss his first NFL start in more than 18 years as a strained throwing shoulder has sidelined the quarterback for Monday's game against the New York Giants, the Vikings announced before the game.
Favre was listed on Minnesota's inactive list with an injury that snapped his National Football League record for consecutive starts at 297, dating back to September 20, 1992 with the Green Bay Packers.
The 41-year-old Favre fought through injuries to get on the field throughout his illustrious career with the Packers, New York Jets and Vikings but the three-time league MVP could not overcome the latest injury, suffered last week against the Buffalo Bills.
Tarvaris Jackson, who led the Vikings (5-7) to victory over the Bills after taking over for Favre, will start against the Giants (8-4).
The teams are playing under the dome at Detroit's Ford Field after a heavy snowfall caused a hole in the inflatable roof of the Vikings' Metrodome forcing a shift of venue for the game that was originally scheduled for Sunday.
(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York, Editing by Steve Ginsburg; To query or comment on this story email firstname.lastname@example.org)