Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder suffered a dislocated left shoulder on Thursday Night Football against the Washington Redskins in Week 10, after a big hit from cornerback DeAngelo Hall near the goal line.
The injury put Ponder’s status for the team’s upcoming game against the Seattle Seahawks in jeopardy, but it looks like the signal-caller is confident he will be able to play in the game.
“The thing with this injury is, it’s not really going to hinder anything,” Ponder said, via ESPN.com. “It’s not hindering my throwing motion or anything. It’s just going to be taking a hit or something, and we don’t have fear that it’s going to get worse. It’s just being able to handle the pain, and if I can do it, then I’ll play.”
An MRI conducted by the team showed no further damage, so head coach Leslie Frazier currently plans to evaluate Ponder throughout the week in practice before ultimately determining if he will be good to go in Week 11.
If the Vikings want any chance of pulling off the upset against Seattle, they will need to roll with their best quarterback. Currently, there is little doubt that it is Ponder.