Christian Ponder expected to start for Vikings against Seahawks

The Minnesota Vikings are still trying to decide who will start at quarterback on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Christian Ponder led the Vikings to their second win of the season but injured his non-throwing shoulder in the process. Head coach Leslie Frazier won’t name a starter until Saturday, but Ponder is expected to start barring an unforeseen setback, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

“We just want to make sure he feels comfortable,” Frazier said.

Ponder said he feels better than he expected to this week.

Honestly it’s a lot better than I expected to be all week,” Ponder said, via Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I was a little pessimistic about what was going to happen over the weekend. I was very uncomfortable. I woke up Monday and Tuesday and I kept feeling better and better. Our training staff has done such a great job of getting me to feel better. So I threw it around a lot more than I expected to [Wednesday]. And each day it’s going to keep getting better.”

Ponder is going to wear a brace to keep it in place, but not extra padding.

“I don’t know how it’s going to feel,” Ponder said. “Obviously, I’m going to get hit at some point. Hopefully not. But we’ll see how it ends up feeling. But I’m sure it will it be a little painful and hopefully the Seahawks don’t have a target on it.”

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