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Vikings lose Christian Ponder to shoulder injury


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

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder left Thursday’s game in the third quarter after an apparent shoulder injury. He took off running for the end zone and took a hard hit as he neared the pylon.

He left the field clutching his left wrist and was being evaluated on the trainer’s table:

After a review, it was ruled that Ponder did not score on the play, but Adrian Peterson scored on the next play and gave the Vikings a 28-27 lead. There’s no word yet on the severity of Ponder’s injury. At the moment, Matt Cassel is the quarterback, and Josh Freeman remains on the sideline. Ponder was taking full advantage of the Redskins’ defense before going down, completing 17-of-21 passes for 174 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

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