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Frazier: Christian Ponder has dislocated left shoulder

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Christian Ponder left Thursday night’s game against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter after landing hard on his shoulder diving for the endzone.

Head coach Leslie Frazier said after the game that Ponder had suffered a dislocated left shoulder on the play that forced him from the game. He was replaced for the remainder of the game by Matt Cassel.

Ponder had led the Vikings back from a 13-point deficit to within a yard of retaking the lead in the third quarter. Ponder scrambled to his left from the Washington 15-yard line and dove for the pylon before getting hit by cornerback DeAngelo Hall and fumbling out-of-bounds at the 1-yard line. Adrian Peterson scored on the ensuing play to give the Vikings the lead. Ponder was 17 of 21 for 174 yards with two touchdowns and an interception before exiting the game.

Despite the injury, Ponder said he’s planning to play next week against the Seattle Seahawks.

“My expectation is to be back next week,” Ponder said. “We have a great training staff.”

Frazier said there’s no timetable yet for Ponder and he will undergo further tests to determine the full extent of the injury. The benefit for Ponder will be the 10 days off the Vikings have before they have to play again.

However, Ponder may want to reconsider hurrying back to face the Seahawks. Last year in Seattle, Ponder had one of the worst performances of his career. He completed just 11 of 22 passes for 62 yards. He threw an interception and was sacked four times in posting a 37.3 passer rating.

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  1. Suck for the Duck says: Nov 8, 2013 1:21 AM

    “My expectation is to be back next week,” Ponder said. “We have a great training staff.”
    _____

    That sentence has never been uttered by any member of the Green Bay Packers.

  2. usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 8, 2013 1:34 AM

    So much for Vikings fans’ prediction of beating the Packers at Lambeau. Clowns.

  3. jimmysee says: Nov 8, 2013 2:00 AM

    Hope he recovers fast.

  4. jerrysglassescleaner says: Nov 8, 2013 2:07 AM

    The great Tony Romo would of came back in and finish the game. What can i say, not everyone is a stat machine. Thank you though for proving RG3 isn’t Clutch and Tony Romo is, especially when the rest of team does its job. #americasteam

  5. FlashPatterson says: Nov 8, 2013 2:19 AM

    Matt Cassel got us the lead and won us the game. Ponder sux.

  6. FlashPatterson says: Nov 8, 2013 2:20 AM

    I only want to win one more game this season, and its against the seahawks. I hope percy plays and chad greenway farts on his face.

  7. alexjm3449 says: Nov 8, 2013 2:26 AM

    As hes holding his wrist…. I love how they showed, Jennings, Allen ,KWill, and AD all shake their heads as to wtf was going on with the time out at the goal line was all about.. Or how about 3rd and 11 lets run two WRs in a 3yd slant cmon man.. why fo we always screw ourselves in the draft against Washington…? CLEAN HOUSE MINNESOTA!!! Draft a CB and then MURRRRRY in the 2nd round!!!!!!

  8. gerwinke1985 says: Nov 8, 2013 2:30 AM

    There goes the Vikings super bowl aspirations

  9. allday420ap says: Nov 8, 2013 2:39 AM

    Ponder that

  10. bobnelsonjr says: Nov 8, 2013 2:53 AM

    I hope it isn’t as bad as his rib injury earlier in the season.

    Funny how Matt Cassel is the most durable of the vikings QB’s and has lead the team to the only victories yet the vikings don’t want their best QB on the field.

    Get back soon Christian.

    Embrace the suck.

  11. ozymandias121 says: Nov 8, 2013 5:10 AM

    Who names their baby boy Leslie? Then, who hires this clown to coach their football team?

  12. stellarperformance says: Nov 8, 2013 5:37 AM

    Watching this game was like trying to develop an appreciation for doughnut holes…..over the real thing. It’s not the same. Viking fans are happy this morning (doughnut holes still taste good)..but……

  13. bigwayne75 says: Nov 8, 2013 6:09 AM

    The NFL need to look at that play again because Hall used his to make that play. Hall is a dirty that uses his helmet a lot.

  14. packerenglishmajor says: Nov 8, 2013 6:34 AM

    Ponder was pretty good in the game and proved he’s the Vikes best QB.

    He may not have a cannon but he has zero quit in him.

  15. mizzousooner says: Nov 8, 2013 7:11 AM

    Geeze, Ponder was having a pretty good game up until the injury. I thought that was a pretty gutty performance Minnesota put up considering the season they’ve had prior to last night.

  16. 12is3times4 says: Nov 8, 2013 7:50 AM

    I guess the “North” in “NFC North” isn’t a directional signifier, but some odd shorthand for “No Healthy Quarterbacks”.

  17. brandonky says: Nov 8, 2013 8:05 AM

    That was a promising game for the vikings, I think Ponder is a good quarterback, he just needs the fans behind him.

    A little help in the defensive secondary and we have a good team! GO VIKES!!

    (don’t boo Ponder)

  18. jerrykill4pres says: Nov 8, 2013 8:27 AM

    Who was that mystery guy wearing that “7″ jersey last night for the Vikings? I thought all roster moves had to be made public? It sure didn’t look like ponder or play like the ponder we have seen!

    Christian, you play like you did last night, and we will all want you back against the cheathawks! But you continue to throw up doozies like you have in the past and you should rest!

  19. Tyler says: Nov 8, 2013 8:29 AM

    It seems like every where there’s an article about a player getting hurt, and DeAngelo Hall’s name is mentioned somewhere.

  20. Tyler says: Nov 8, 2013 8:30 AM

    It seems like every *week* there’s an article about a player getting hurt, and DeAngelo Hall’s name is mentioned somewhere.

    Edit function sure would be nice.

  21. officialgame says: Nov 8, 2013 8:34 AM

    Not a very smart move on Ponders part. All he had to do was step out of bounds on the two yard line then hand the ball off to Peterson on the next play.

  22. duece5 says: Nov 8, 2013 8:54 AM

    Hmmm….dislocated shoulder, and the dude is going to man-up and play next week.

    Christian, it is Erin Rodgers on line 1…….wants to know how you do it!!!!

  23. metalman5150 says: Nov 8, 2013 9:13 AM

    I hate to say it but Karma is a bit^^.
    The fix was too much for the REDSKINS. Just like when Andrew Jackson marched the Natives against their will, the NFL illuminati has shunned the Washington Redskins with a Loss to a Vikings team whose team name is just as offensive to villages pillaged by Viking Warlords of past.
    The Vikings commit one penalty for 7 yards, for the entire game. C’mon Man!
    REDSKINS!

  24. glenne81 says: Nov 8, 2013 9:36 AM

    In other news, Ponders right shoulder has seemed to be dislocated for most of the 2013 season.

  25. ugk612 says: Nov 8, 2013 9:39 AM

    So now both shoulders are dislocated!

  26. blowpackblow says: Nov 8, 2013 10:07 AM

    They should also check his right shoulder, something has been funky with that for about…4 years.

  27. packerfansarefat says: Nov 8, 2013 10:14 AM

    Am I the ONLY ONE that thinks winning right now is a mistake for this club….is everyone prepared to juuusst miss out ont the next franchise QB? Not even a bitter sweet win last night in my eyes….just bitter. Oh, and why is it when Ponder has a game that any 3rd yr. QB should have….it’s signs of “brilliance”?? That’s how mediocre our QB situation has come.

  28. drsteller says: Nov 8, 2013 10:16 AM

    Geez, what do we have to do to get rid of this joker?

  29. northernwisc says: Nov 8, 2013 10:36 AM

    “However, Ponder may want to reconsider hurrying back to face the Seahawks. Last year in Seattle, Ponder had one of the worst performances of his career. He completed just 11 of 22 passes for 62 yards. He threw an interception and was sacked four times in posting a 37.3 passer rating.”

    ———————————————–

    I will take a guy that wants to go out and prove something as opposed to someone that doesn’t think he can do it. I hope Ponder plays and sticks it to Seattle.

  30. purpleguy says: Nov 8, 2013 10:57 AM

    Surprised his left shoulder was dislocated, as it looked like Hall popped him on his right one. Best jersey of the night was a guy wearing an old Favre jersey with tape over the name and “Bridgewater” written on the tape.

  31. NotoriousKDV says: Nov 8, 2013 11:03 AM

    bigwayne75 says: “The NFL need to look at that play again because Hall used his to make that play. Hall is a dirty that uses his helmet a lot.”

    One, Ponder is a runner at that point so it’s a legal hit by Hall. Two Ponder was diving to the goal line so there’s no chance for Hall to make any kind of proper tackle there. All Hall could do to stop him is dive and hope to knock him out of bounds or knock the ball out before Ponder got to the goal line. Seriously, what else was Hall supposed to do there?

  32. eatitfanboy says: Nov 8, 2013 11:28 AM

    “However, Ponder may want to reconsider hurrying back to face the Seahawks.”

    My thoughts exactly. If I was Ponder’s agent I think I would telling to milk that injury for a week. The press on him is good right now based on his performance last night against a hideous defense.

    Let Cassel get chewed up in Seattle and then come back.

  33. chiadam says: Nov 8, 2013 12:19 PM

    Will this hurt his fantasy value???

    Just kidding.

  34. Jikky Jax says: Nov 8, 2013 12:28 PM

    C’mon, why can’t I ask -

    Who dislocated it? Some of Zygi’s boys?

    That’s good stuff. Zygi’s a jersy boy, Ponder’s wrecking their shot at a top 3 draft pick, it’s gold!

  35. 2ruefan says: Nov 8, 2013 12:51 PM

    “Matt Cassel got us the lead and won us the game. Ponder sux.”

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    WHAT GAME were you watching?

    Matt Cassel handed off to AP on a drive that Ponder Orchestrated an led to the 1 foot line.

    Then in an entire quarter he was able to get NOTHING more than TWO field goals to maintain the lead that Ponder had built with two TOUCHDOWN drives.

    Cassel did nothing BAD, but he hardly had to do anything. Two nice throws, and that was about it.

    Fact is Ponder played a GREAT 2nd half. Shaky first one, but GREAT 2nd one.

  36. officialgame says: Nov 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    At least now both shoulders match.

  37. fwippel says: Nov 8, 2013 1:01 PM

    I hope Ponder hooks up with Cordarelle Patterson for a couple of long TDs next week in Seattle, and I hope Percy Harvin (whether he’s playing or not) gets a nice close-up view of them.

    The Vikings banged up secondary couldn’t cover a dead horse with a blanket, but if the pass rush keeps up their performance next week, the Vikings might actually have a fighting chance. Nice to see this team finish a game.

  38. metalman5150 says: Nov 8, 2013 1:17 PM

    Only a cool would believe that ed hoculli and the Vikings home stadium had nothing to gain from a win last night.
    Ed hoculli is the leagues biggest tool. Hoculli has a knack for screwing team and aiding the other.
    Fine, don’t believe me.

  39. vincentedwardjackson says: Nov 8, 2013 1:43 PM

    He should take his wife’s name as she will be bringing home the paychecks come December. Christian Steele has a ring to it…

  40. doorharp11 says: Nov 8, 2013 1:50 PM

    get healthy christian i dont want to waist a draft pick for an unproven college qb. offense hasnt been our problem our defense needs help 1st pick cornerback 2nd pick safety 3rd pick cornerback and sign williams to a two year deal and franchise tag allen.

  41. kamikazebulldog says: Nov 8, 2013 1:53 PM

    I don’t care what anyone says, rooting for your team to lose so that you can get a higher draft pick makes you a pathetic fan. No wonder people rag on Vikings fans all the time.

    I am a huge Vikings fan and hope like hell that they win every week, even knowing they don’t have much of a chance because they just are not a very strong team right now.

    Everyone thinks a “franchise” QB is going to fix this team and then all of a sudden they are Super Bowl contenders? Idiots!! The team has plenty of holes and I don’t care if he is drafted 3rd, 7th, or 15th overall, that 1 man is not going to be the sudden cure for this team.

  42. mjk4503 says: Nov 8, 2013 3:04 PM

    It should be clear to everyone that Ponder isn’t the future franchise QB for the Vikings. Even if he displayed consistent talent each game, which he hasn’t, he can’t stay healthy. He can’t read a defense and proved AGAIN he can’t throw the deep ball without it being a rainbow! I’m not sure there is any Vikes QB right now that is the answer. At some point, like next week, they need to sort out if Freeman can do the job. If not then this off season and draft will be important to find a franchise QB, D back talent and OH YAH a new coaching staff! Go Gruden!

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