One of the league’s surprising 2-1 teams may have a problem on its hands.
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was added to the injury report, after being limited in practice. He was listed as having a neck issue, according to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com.
There was no mention of anything being wrong with Ponder when Vikings coach Leslie Fraizer talked after practice, with the only notice the injury report distributed by the team.
The general lack of alarm from the Twin Cities should probably be taken as a good sign.Unless, of course, it isn’t. The optimism the Vikings have created would quickly dissipate if Joe Webb was under center.
Ponder has been a revelation this year, ranking fifth in the league with a 104.9 passer rating. He hasn’t thrown a pick yet, completing 70.1 percent of his passes.
UPDATE 6:13 p.m. ET: According to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com, Ponder had “tension in his neck,” but is expected to start Sunday.