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The Minnesota Vikings are already in London, England practicing for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. The game, which is part of the NFL International Series, features two the league’s winless teams. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told reporters this morning that starting quarterback Christian Ponder was limited in practice while dealing with a rib injury.
Ponder told USA Today that Matt Cassel might be the Vikings quarterback this week. “Ponder says he threw in the walkthrough. “If I can’t fulfill my duties, then Matt’s going to step in and play,” via Tom Pelissero via Twitter.
Both teams will have a bye week after playing in London.
The introduction of Cassel to the Vikings offense might be the jumpstart they are looking for. Ponder’s performance has been sub-par in the first three games. The FSU product has thrown for 691 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions while being sacked 10 times.
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Tom Brady was talking about his backup quarterbacks, and said "Matt Cassel, who may be starting this weekend …" Ponder has a rib injury.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder expects to start against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in London despite a rib injury.
Ponder, injured early in last Sunday's 31-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns, emerged from the Vikings first practice in the U.K. on Wednesday confident that he will play at Wembley Stadium.
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WATFORD, England (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder's playing status for Sunday's NFL game in London against the Pittsburgh Steelers is in doubt because of a rib injury.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said that practice on Wednesday will "be a big signal in what direction we'll have to go," with a decision expected by Friday.
The Vikings are hoping Christian Ponder can do more Thursday and Friday than he did Wednesday and will likely delay a decision on their starting quarterback until they gauge Ponder’s progress. Plus, the secondary remains a big concern with injuries.
As if the Vikings needed any more bad news, Christian Ponder is reportedly ailing with a rib injury he suffered in a loss to the Browns. Furthermore, he doesn't exactly sound confident in his ability to take the field on Sunday in London.“If I can’t fulfill my duties, then Matt’s going to step in and play,” Ponder said, according to Tom Pelissero of USA Today. The Matt...
Well, I thought things had begun to turn for quarterback Christian Ponder, at least according to the feedback I was receiving on Twitter (@mnbrianhall).
The outrage over Ponder's struggles continue and the fans' feelings were well known as he was booed each time he took the field last Sunday. But my Twitter followers had begun to turn their anger to the entire team and questioned...
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder revealed Wednesday in London that he sustained a rib injury last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.
Ponder said the rib injury occured early in the game but he was able to play through it. He will be limited during the Vikings’ walk-through today.
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