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Ponder limited in practice, should be fine for game

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder looks for a pass during the first half of their NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis Reuters

The Vikings released their first injury report for the week on Wednesday and starting quarterback Christian Ponder popped up as limited with an elbow injury.

Ponder bruised his right elbow when he was hit by Packers safety Morgan Burnett during last Sunday’s 37-34 win over the Packers. Ponder was never forced out of the game, one of the best he’s played in his short career, and coach Leslie Frazier’s comments suggest that the Vikings are just proceeding with an abundance of caution when it comes to their starting quarterback.

“I think he’ll be fine — just got to get some work in tomorrow, see how much he progresses,” Frazier said, via the Pioneer Press. “We need to ramp it up a little bit tomorrow, so we’ll see where he is.”

The team’s more pessimistic about linebacker Tyrone McKenzie’s chances of playing with a shoulder injury. The other players limited in or held out of practice — running back Adrian Peterson, safety Harrison Smith, cornerback Antoine Winfield and defensive end Brian Robison — are expected to play on Saturday night.

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11 Responses to “Ponder limited in practice, should be fine for game”
  1. dalucks says: Jan 2, 2013 8:14 PM

    Ponder is not just limited in practice, he is also limited in games.

  2. 2ruefan says: Jan 2, 2013 8:43 PM

    dalucks says: Jan 2, 2013 8:14 PM

    Ponder is not just limited in practice, he is also limited in games.
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    Didn’t seem to “limited” in Sunday’s game – 3 TDS, clutch throws on 3rd down and a 120 passer rating….

  3. 2ruefan says: Jan 2, 2013 8:43 PM

    dalucks says: Jan 2, 2013 8:14 PM

    Ponder is not just limited in practice, he is also limited in games.
    **********************************************

    Didn’t seem too “limited” in Sunday’s game – 3 TDS, clutch throws on 3rd down and a 120 passer rating….

  4. jc1958cool says: Jan 2, 2013 8:54 PM

    going thurt a lot more in the cold! mathews will get2-3 sacks

  5. peavey2 says: Jan 2, 2013 9:13 PM

    Getting Winfield back would be a great help for the Vikes. He plays pretty physical ball and has a way of having a big game when he’s in a big game. It’s going to be a tougher game for them at Lambeau….

  6. judsonjr says: Jan 2, 2013 9:53 PM

    Ponder played about the same as always other than the one great deep ball he threw. He should have had two/three picks:

    - The jump ball to about 10 guys at midfield
    - Hayward on a slant to Rudolph
    - TD pass to Jenkins that Jennings should have been picked

    So his game should have looked more like 50% completions, 200 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT.

  7. hose845 says: Jan 2, 2013 9:53 PM

    going thurt a lot more in the cold! mathews will get2-3 sacks

    what a dumb comment. how many more cold games has Green Bay played this year than Minnesota ? maybe 1. And if you think about it, how many players are from cold weather states? not many. nobody likes the cold. not even Green Bay. As far as Mathews goes, heck of a player. Too bad he doesn’t play his position… or cut his ridiculous hair. What’s the deal with all the long hair anyway?

  8. purpblooded says: Jan 2, 2013 10:38 PM

    Vikings O line way better than Packers, Rodgers could get hurt. (hope not!)

  9. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Jan 2, 2013 11:18 PM

    Not sure how a hurting elbow will make Ponder less effective at scrambling.

  10. vikesfansteve says: Jan 3, 2013 12:47 AM

    You must have missed the Seahawks, Redskins, 1st Packers game where Ponder single handedly lost them all. Also that stupid pass last weekend that should have been intercepted that was counted as a pass to Jarius Wright that wasn’t. Ponder also got lucky on the TD to Jenkins. A veteran needs to be brought in to challenge Ponder. This 4 game win streak has just been a bandage on a gaping wound.

  11. purpleguy says: Jan 3, 2013 10:09 AM

    Ponder did have at least 3 questionable passes that could have been INTs, but then again Rodgers, the MVP, had at least two that should have been picked off in the same game. Woulda, shoulda, couldas don’t matter — the final score does.

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