GREEN BAY, Wis. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is inactive for Saturday night's playoff game at Green Bay, unable to get over the sore right elbow he hurt in last week's regular-season finale against the Packers.
Joe Webb will start for Minnesota. NBC first reported the news on its broadcast of Saturday's earlier playoff game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans.
Ponder was limited all week with what coach Leslie Frazier called a bruised elbow, suffered last week in the final regular-season game against the Packers. A report on 1500espn.com said Ponder is dealing with bursitis in his throwing elbow.
Ponder warmed up about three hours before the game in front of head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and general manager Rick Spielman, attempting just a few passes before going back inside as Webb and third-string quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson continued to warm up.
Frazier didn't sound too concerned earlier in the wee...