Adrian Peterson Ruled Out, Christian Ponder Also Banged Up


The Vikings will have to try and stop their 4 game losing streak without their best offensive player. Per Will Carroll of Sports Illustrated, running back Adrian Peterson has been ruled out. Toby Gerhart will obviously start in his place.

Also per Chris Mortensen of ESPN, quarterback Christian Ponder did “not look comfortable” trying to move around during pre-game warm-ups. The good news for Ponder is that he is trying to give it a go and will earn the respect of his teammates. The bad news is he tends to rely on scrambling and throwing on the move and it begs the question of if the Vikings want to risk doing more damage to their young franchise quarterback. We’ll know if Ponder or Joe Webb gets the start in about an hour. Keep checking back to TVA for constant updates.

UPDATE: Ponder is active and will start

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