The road to round two for the Vikings just got a lot tougher, as Christan Ponder will sit for tonight’s game vs the Packers due to a elbow injury.
Ponder sitting means that Joe Webb, who hasn’t thrown a pass this season, will go as the starting QB.
Ponder was hurt when Packers safety Morgan Burnett delivered a jarring hit on a blitz when the teams played last Sunday. Ponder finished the game with a career-high 120.2 passer rating and three touchdowns in the 37-34 win.
His participation in practice this week was limited and Webb took many of the turns with the first team offense. Ponder was listed as questionable on the injury report, though, and he took only about a dozen soft, short throws in early warm-ups.