The Minnesota Vikings were without starting quarterback Christian Ponder in Week 4 when they took on the Pittsburgh Steelers in London and it looks like they could be without his services for the next few weeks. According to Judd Zulgad of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities, Ponder has a fractured rib near his heart which could keep him out of action for up to a month.
I’m guessing that with Christian Ponder having a fractured rib near his heart he will be out because of injury for three to four games.
— Judd Zulgad (@1500ESPNJudd) October 1, 2013
With Ponder on the sidelines, the door opens for back up Matt Cassel to take over the starting job moving forward.
The team was unhappy with Ponder’s performance to start off the season, so now they will get a good look at how the offense can perform with Cassel running the show.
Of course, if Cassel struggles with his extended playing time, the Vikings and their fans could be looking forward to Ponder’s return.