Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) looks down during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Christian Ponder suffers dislocated left shoulder


Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT

Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

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:

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.

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