The Minnesota Vikings were able to outscore the Washington Redskins 20-3 in the second half of the team’s Thursday Night Football match up at home. Unfortunately, the win did come at a cost. If the Vikings quarterback picture wasn’t already ugly enough, quarterback Christian Ponder suffered a dislocated left shoulder at the end of the third quarter.
Ponder was attempting to lead his game on a game-tying drop, when he dove head first and extended for the goal line.
That is when Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall delivered a big hit that jarred the ball loose and caused Ponder to head to the locker room. The team initially announced that Ponder was out for the day with a left shoulder injury, but it ended up being worse than they had initially imagined.
From ESPN’s Michele Steele:
Ponder: has dislocated left non-throwing shoulder – Frazier says he does not know how it will impact next game #Vikings
— Michele Steele (@ESPNMichele) November 8, 2013
It is extremely unfortunate for Ponder, who was able to begin turning things around and look sharp.
We will have to wait a few days before learning whether or not Ponder will be able to return to the team’s starting line up in Week 11.