• Ponder’s status remains unclear

    Summary of 27 articles · Updated Jan 8, 2013
    "It was clear it wasn't going to work," Ponder said. Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s status has been somewhat in doubt all week. With the No. 24 overall pick this season and limited options in free agency, there wasn't much chance the Vikings would give up on Ponder this year. Frazier said the condition of Ponder's injury which kept the quarterback out of Saturday's 24-10 playoff loss at Green Bay after he started every game for the Vikings this season got better as the week went on, but not to the point where he could go out and throw a ball in an NFL game. Minnesota: QB Christian Ponder, WR Stephen Burton, OT Troy Kropog, DE George Johnson, DE D'Aundre Reed, LB Tyrone McKenzie, CB Brandon Burton "I think everyone kind of decided with how limited I was that it definitely was better for Joe to be out there," he said. Even in the context of their long and winding playoff history, the Minnesota Vikings took a bizarre left turn Saturday.
    • Christian Ponder no surprise as '13 starter

      You may have seen the news that the Minnesota Vikings plan to enter into negotiations that would extend the contract of coach Leslie Frazier. That should come as no surprise given our discussions over the past month. On the other hand, from what I can t…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Frazier on Ponder: He’s our starter

      Vikings coach Leslie Frazier made sure to leave no wiggle room when he answered a question Tuesday about quarterback Christian Ponder’s status heading into the 2013 season. “He’s our starter,” Frazier said, via Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com. Ponde
    • Christian Ponder wants Jerome Simpson back

      The Vikings’ offseason has begun and that means it is time to start talking about what changes the team might make in the coming months. Wide receiver is sure to be a closely watched spot on the team. Percy Harvin’s status with the team has been the s
    • Ponder bruised before wild card loss, frustrated after

      The injured right arm of the Vikings quarterback kept him out against the Packers, but fueled his desire for more playoff chances.
    • Ponder: Letting team down hurts more than his arm

      Today, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder can hold a football and raise it to his chest. That’s progress. Ponder told reporters Monday there was no way his right arm would have allowed him to play in Saturday night’s playoff loss to the Packers, as
    • A visual of Christian Ponder's arm bruise

      I wrote pretty much all I have to, well, say about Christian Ponder's arm injury in Monday's Free Head Exam. From everything I understand, the bruise Ponder suffered in Week 17 would have made it impossible for him to throw effectively in the Minnesota …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Access Vikings: What happened to Ponder?

      The Access Vikings team reviews the Vikings' 24-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the playoffs at Lambeau Field.
    • Hartman: Ponder's injury didn't heal as Vikings hoped

      Leslie Frazier said he was encouraged by Joe Webb's first drive, but the backup QB couldn't keep it up.
    • Scoggins: Ponder pained about having to sit out

      The quarterback's arm "never got to a point where it was good enough" for him to play.
    • A bizarre conclusion for the Vikings

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Even in the context of their long and winding playoff history, the Minnesota Vikings took a bizarre left turn Saturday. A dozen warm-up throws shelved their starting quarterback, their coaches largely bypassed his backup's narrow skil…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Ponder Out for Wild Card Playoff Game Vs Packers

      The road to round two for the Vikings just got a lot tougher, as Christan Ponder will sit for tonight’s game vs the Packers due to a elbow injury. Ponder sitting means that Joe Webb, who hasn’t thrown a pass this season, will go as the starting QB. Po
    • BREAKING: Christian Ponder inactive for tonight's playoff game in Green Bay

      Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder will not play in tonight’s playoff game against the Packers, officially declared inactive due to trouble with his right elbow. Joe Webb will start.
    • Ponder inactive, Webb starts tonight for Vikings

      That elbow bursitis that limited him in warm-ups was apparently more than Christian Ponder could play through. As a result, he’s inactive for tonight’s Wild Card game against the Packers, and Joe Webb will start at quarterback for the Vikings. That le
    • Christian Ponder, Donald Driver headline Vikings, Packers inactive lists

      The Minnesota Vikings will be without starting quarterback Christian Ponder for Saturday night's playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Ponder is unable to extend his right (throwing) elbow and had been listed as "questionable" on the tea…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Ponder (tricep) declared out for Vikings' tilt

      Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback Christian Ponder is inactive for the team's NFC wild-card game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night due to a bruised right elbow.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Christian Ponder makes brief appearance during warmups

      All eyes were on Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder during pregame warmups in Green Bay, but they didn’t get much of a look. Ponder is reportedly dealing with elbow bursitis and reports throughout the day have increasingly pointed to Joe Webb getting
    • Christian Ponder might not be able to go for Vikings

      The Minnesota Vikings may be without their starting quarterback when they hit the Lambeau Field turf this evening. According to Dan Wiederer, Vikings beat writer for the Star Tribune, it's looking "more and more likely" than Ponder's right elb…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Short warm-up for Christian Ponder

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder just had a very short pregame warm-up that left as many questions as answers here at Lambeau Field about his status for Saturday night's game against the Green Bay Packers. Ponder walked …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Report: “Looking more likely” Joe Webb starts for Vikings

      Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s status has been somewhat in doubt all week. Ponder was limited in practice throughout the week and is officially listed as questionable to play in the Vikings Wild Card match up with the Green Bay Packers
    • No talks yet between Frazier, Vikings

      At the start of the 2012 season, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was on the hot seat, a year removed from a 3-13 debut season. Now, he’s not.  But he also doesn’t have much job security. Despite reports and speculation that Frazier will be getting a new
    • Christian Ponder update: bursitis

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Based on what I can see on social media, many of you have been whipped into a frenzy by discussion of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder's sore right elbow. Before heading over to Lambeau Field, I just wanted to reiterate …
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Free Head Exam: Minnesota Vikings

    After the Minnesota Vikings' 24-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers, here are three issues that merit further examination: As we've already discussed, quarterback Christian Ponder's late-season surge almost certainly cemented his status as the Vikings' 201…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Vikings disappointed after playoff loss

    Vikings players expressed their disspointment after losing to the Green Bay Packers 24-10.

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