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Favre Wears Towel To Honor Sick Child

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Quarterback Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the Vikings game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium on December 20, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Quarterback Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the Vikings game against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium on December 20, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brett Favre had some inspiration during his surprise return to the field on Monday night.

Favre wore a towel during the game with a backwards No. 4 on it in honor of a 5-year-old Milwaukee boy with a terminal brain tumor. Favre and his wife Deanna flew to visit him on Friday.

Favre says the boy, whose first name is Anderson, writes his fours backward because of the tumor at the base of his brain. Deanna sent the towel down to Favre before the game and he wore it during the 40-14 loss to the Bears.

Favre wasn’t supposed to play in the game. But he shrugged off a sprained right shoulder and started.

He finished 5 of 7 for 63 yards with a touchdown and an interception before leaving with a concussion in the second quarter.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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