Found October 02, 2013 on Tireball.com:
Source: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images North America Christian Ponder is expected to miss additional games with a fractured rib near his heart. Ponder, 25, missed Week 4 and the Vikings have a bye in Week 5. ESPN 1500′s Judd Zulgad suspects that Ponder will miss another three or four games but return in time for Week 8 or 9. I’m guessing that with Christian Ponder having a fractured rib near his heart he will be out because of injury for three to four games. — Judd Zulgad (@1500ESPNJudd) October 1, 2013   The Vikings won their first game in Week 4 with Matt Cassel under center. Should the team continue to win he would seem likely to assume the role for the rest of the season.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Frazier: Vikings fans won’t be upset if Ponder starts against Panthers

Vikings.com Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that he wants to see how well Christian Ponder’s injured ribs have progressed through the bye week before he decides who will start at home against Carolina on Oct. 13. “Christian is still injured but he’s our starting quarterback and we’ll see how he does coming out of the bye,” said 

Christian Ponder could miss another 3-4 games after breaking the rib near his heart

According to Judd Zulgad of ESPN 1500 in Minnesota,  Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder could miss another 3-4 games since he broke the rib that’s right outside of his heart. I'm guessing that with Christian Ponder having a fractured rib near his heart he will be out because of injury for three to four games. — Judd Zulgad (@1500ESPNJudd) October 1, 2013 It really doesn’t...

Christian Ponder still Vikings' No. 1 QB but Matt Cassel could start

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Leslie Frazier had a change of heart. Two days after proclaiming Christian Ponder was "our quarterback," the Minnesota Vikings coached declared Matt Cassel will start when the team returns from its bye week for a home game against the Carolina Panthers. Cassel led Minnesota to its first win of the season on Sunday in London against the Pittsburgh...

Brian Hall's Oct. 3 Vikings mailbag

What do you know? It's another quarterback-intensive mailbag. At least there's some food for thought now after backup Matt Cassel played well in the Minnesota Vikings' first win of the season.But Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier's stance that Christian Ponder is "still our quarterback" had the fans up in arms. Without further ado, here's another round...

Fran Tarkenton says QB Matt Cassel gives Vikings 'best chance to win'

Former Minnesota Vikings QB Fran Tarkenton hasn't been a big supporter of injured QB Christian Ponder and believes current starter Matt Cassel gives the team 'the best chance to win.

Are These the New Vikings Stadium Concession Stands?

The new Vikings stadium has been in the news a lot recently, largely because the guy who's fronting about 2% of the bill for it, the multi-millionaire team owner Zygi Wilf, is apparently a liar, cheat, and swindler. At least he's not a dirt burglar! Although, then Adrian Peterson and him would probably be homeys. No, the stadium has had questions about its financing from...

Fran Tarkenton wants Matt Cassel to start this week, not Christian Ponder

Fran Tarkenton tells the world in his article for the Pioneer Press that Matt Cassel gives the Vikings the best chance to win. What gave the Vikings the edge this week was solid, confident, professional quarterback play — something we haven’t had consistently for several years now. Matt Cassel gave the team a chance to […]

Vikings get spark from QB Matt Cassel, move up one spot to No. 26 in PFT power rankings

The good news is QB Matt Cassel came through and got an impressive win, the bad news is coach Leslie Frazier stated QB Christian Ponder is still the starter...whaaa??? It's becoming clear it's not Ponder's fault as too many are tied to his drafting, and they need him to succeed to keep their jobs.

Tom Clancy died today at the age of 66, he was once almost the Vikings owner

Today one of the best author’s ever died in a Baltimore Hospital at the age of 66.  Back in 1998,  Tom Clancy who is best known for his books “The Hunt of Red October, and Clear and Present Danger” almost purchased the Minnesota Vikings. Clancy submitted the winning bid to purchase the Minnesota Vikings in […]

MSFA ratifies Vikings stadium development and use agreements

MINNEAPOLIS -- The board overseeing construction of the Vikings' new stadium took a long-awaited, crucial step in the 975 million structure's development Thursday, signing off on two important documents that lay out its construction and lease terms. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority ratified the 65,000-seat football cathedral's development and use agreements...

Frazier vague on Vikings quarterback situation

Most of the Minnesota Vikings fans, and even many of the players, seem to have made a decision on who should start at quarterback when their team comes out of the bye. Coach Leslie Frazier isn't ready make that call just yet. Frazier said Tuesday that he wants to see how Christian Ponder's injured ribs progress through the bye week before he makes a decision on who will...

Adrian Peterson may have a point…

Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson endorsed backup quarterback Matt Cassel as the permanent starter after Cassel led the team to a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. This endorsement came in an after-game interview, officially stirring a quarterback controversy in Minnesota. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE »

Remember When Tom Clancy Almost Owned the Vikings?

Remember that time when Tom Clancy almost owned the Minnesota Vikings? Because I sure don't. And it's not like it was decades ago, it was only back in ....... 1998 ... Which ... Oh God, that was 15 years ago?! What have I done with my life?! Anyway, this Daily Reminiscent is being brought up because Mr. Clancy passed away this week at the tender age of 66, the same age...

Will The Steelers Consider T DeMarcus Love A Stone Worth Turning Over?

According to Pro Football Talk, the Minnesota Vikings plan on waiving tackle DeMarcus Love on Tuesday now that his four game suspension is over. Since that news surfaced, several have asked me if I think the Pittsburgh Steelers will have interest in claiming the former sixth-round draft pick and I suppose it could really go either way with him. Love, who was suspended this past April...

Patient approach applies in secondary, too

Leslie Frazier appears willing to stick with his rotation of young cornerbacks without making any drastic changes, even as he admits there have been struggles that the film confirms.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.