Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder got drilled by Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall, while extending for the goal line on Thursday Night Football. The initial diagnosis for Ponder was a dislocated shoulder, which immediately put his status for next week in jeopardy.
As it turns out, the Vikings may be able to roll with Ponder again in Week 11, which would save them for the dreaded choice of Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the injury is not believed to be serious and he is in play for next week:
On Christian Ponder: Sources tell me his left shoulder dislocation is considered minor. Very possible he starts next week. Will know by Wed
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 8, 2013
Ponder and the Vikings could benefit from playing a Thursday game, which will allow their top quarterback to take a few extra days to rest his bum shoulder.
We will learn by the middle of next week whether or not Ponder will take the field. The Vikings and their fans are liking hoping that answer is a yes.