Aug 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Vikings 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings To Announce Starter At QB Friday

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A rib injury to starting Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has put his status for week 4 in jeopardy.  The team arrived in London, England earlier this week and has been doing promotional work as the home team in the contest.  Ponder is currently practicing with a pad around his waist, but is worried about contact in real game situations.

Vikings fans got some news from Aditi Kinkhabwala through her twitter account earlier today.  Aditi is a reporter for NFL Network and NFL.com.  Here are the tweets she had about the current situation:

Aditi Twitter

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier doesn’t seem confident that Ponder will be able to go on Sunday.  In an interview, Frazier stated that “He did a little less than we were hoping.  A little sore.  We’ll give him more, see if he can handle it.”  Ponder has been limited in practice, and backup quarterback Matt Cassel has been getting a majority of of the first team snaps.

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“We want Christian to play. We want him to get out there and continue to grow and develop as a quarterback. But we signed Matt Cassel for occasions just like this, if something were to happen to Christian. We’ll see what happens.” -Leslie Frazier

Fans could get their first taste of Matt Cassel as a starter on Sunday when the 0-3 Minnesota Vikings face off in London, England against the 0-3 Pittsburgh Steelers.

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