ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that quarterback Christian Ponder is expected to start today against the Seattle Seahawks. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, Ponder has been expected to start for days.
“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.”
Vikings QB Christian Ponder is expected to start today vs. Seattle.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 17, 2013