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Some people believe that the Vikings are just pretending that Ponder’s broken rib is worse than it is, so they don’t have to answer any questions about the quarterback change.
If you aren’t a conspiracy theorist there is a legitimate reason why Ponder will be sitting on the bench.
Christian Ponder reported no issues throwing the football but said the fractured rib on his left side was in danger of protruding into his heart upon contact so the Vikings opted to sideline their starting quarterback Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder will miss Sunday's game in London due to a rib injury he suffered in last week's loss to the Browns. Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier confirmed on Friday that the injury is a fracture. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the injury may now jeopardize Ponder's availability moving forward in the weeks to come:Per...
The Vikings announced that Matt Cassel will get the start at quarterback this week as Christian Ponder sits out after breaking his ribs last week.
No one had any idea how serious Ponder’s injury was until today. He ended up telling TwinCities.com that he doesn’t have any issues with the throwing the football, but there are some concerns with his rib protruding into his...
The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Matt Cassel will be starting over Christian Ponder against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.
Even though Matt Cassel had a great game today, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier told reporters afterwards that Christian Ponder will not lose his starting job.
Despite Cassel's smart performance, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says post-game that Christian Ponder will be the starting quarterback. .
— Access Vikings (@AccessVikings) September 29, 2013
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Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder won’t play this week with a rib injury.
Moving forward it’s unclear when he’ll be ready to go.
Per a league source the injury (which reportedly entails a fracture) leaves Ponder as a week-to-week proposition. The Vikings are off next week which means that he’ll have two weeks to heal.
Since the Minnesota Vikings announced Christian Ponder's rib injury, there have been questions regarding his status for the team's Week 4 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Minnesota made that status clear this morning, as the team announced Ponder will miss the game, resulting in veteran backup Matt Cassel getting the start in his place.Christian Ponder has a fractured...
The Vikings are treating Christian Ponder's rib injury as "week to week." Ponder has already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football TalkFantasy Spin:It's likely that Matt Cassell will start the next two games before the team's bye week in Week 5. A strong performance by Cassel might cost Ponder his job.
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...
Despite experiencing no issues during practice on Thursday, the Minnesota Vikings sat Christian Ponder on Friday and the quarterback will not play in the team’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London on Sunday. The reins of the sputtering, ineffective offense have instead been given to backup Matt Cassel. While Vikings fans have been clamoring […]The post Christian Ponder...
Apparently Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder's rib injury was worse than originally thought as the team has announced that Matt Cassel will start against Pittsburgh.Fantasy Spin:Ponder has led the team to an 0-3 record with two touchdown passes and five picks this season so if Cassel does anything good he could take the job permanently.
The Minnesota Vikings have decided to make a change in Quarterback. Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Matt Cassel will start over Christian Ponder this Sunday as the Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers battle it out in London. Possible reasons for the change can be found in Ponders performance the past couple days along with the possible rib problems hindering him from practice...
The Minnesota Vikings are one banged up team heading into their game Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers as they will not only be without their starting quarterback, but a starting cornerback and safety as well.
There was heavy speculation throughout the week that quarterback Christian Ponder (rib) would not play Sunday because of a rib injury that he suffered last week and he...
Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London on Sunday. Christian Ponder is out with a fractured rib. Ponder sustained the rib injury in the second quarter last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. A CT scan revealed the
Season 4, Episode 26 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and I preview the Sunday game in London between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings and that includes us going over the injury report of both teams.
The Vikings announced on Friday that Matt Cassel with start at quarterback in place of the injured Christian Ponder so that certainly gets our attention...
With a fractured rib taking out Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel will make his Vikings debut Sunday in London.