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NFL Injury Report:
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 rib and is out. Frazier said Ponder had CT scan on Monday. Felt too risky to play him— chipscoggins (@chipscoggins) September 27, 2013 A CT scan revealed a fractured rib for Ponder on Monday, and the Vikings have decided against playing him this week, according to Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune. Scoggins adds that head coach Leslie Frazier felt it was too risky for the team to have Ponder play through his injury.Frazier has said throughout the week that the only way Cassel would be under center Sunday is if Ponder was physically unable to play. There have been some calling for Ponder to be benched considering his lackluster performance thus far, but to the point the Vikings have resisted making such a move.Moving forward, it will be interesting to see if Cassel has success if he is replaced when Ponder regains health. The Vikings were nearly a playoff team last year -- thanks in large part to Adrian Peterson and their defense -- and they would be considered much more of a threat if they could get any production out of the quarterback position. Fans were raving more about benching Ponder than starting Cassel, but it will be interesting to see what the former Kansas City Chiefs starter can do this week against the reeling Steelers.Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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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...
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...
The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Matt Cassel will be starting over Christian Ponder against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London.
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...
The Minnesota Vikings announced on Friday that they would start backup quarterback Matt Cassel for Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh.
Cassel had been working with the first team this week, including during Friday’s practice session. Head coach Leslie Frazier had said during the week that the team wanted Christian Ponder to play but his rib injury has kept him from practicing...
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.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady keeps in contact with his former back up Matt Cassel. He told Albert Breer of the NFL Network that it looks like Cassel will start this week after Ponder suffered a rib injury this past Sunday.
Tom Brady was talking about his backup quarterbacks, and said "Matt Cassel, who may be starting this weekend …" Ponder has a rib injury.
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...
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 announced on Friday that Matt Cassel will be their starting quarterback this Sunday when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Interestingly enough, Patriots QB Tom Brady mentioned that Cassel could end up being the starter earlier in the week after the two had talked.
Christian Ponder is dealing with a rib injury, but it appears to be bad enough that the Vikings...
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...
Tom Brady still has a close relationship with a lot of his former teammates, especially the quarterbacks. That may have led to him letting some private information slip on Wednesday.
Brady revealed during his weekly press conference that former Patriots and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel might be starting for the Vikes in London this weekend.
“I’m friends with...