Vikings’ Ponder and Peterson Don’t Practice
Viking quarterback Christian Ponder and running back Adrian Peterson both missed practice Wednesday with injuries and are questionable to play this Sunday at Detroit. Ponder his a hip pointer but expects to play Sunday. He could be limited in practice the rest of the week. Peterson says he’s “70 percent” after missing 2 games with a high ankle sprain in his left ankle. He hopes to play Sunday and may try and practice today.
If Ponder can’t play then Joe Webb would start at quarterback. If Peterson can’t play Toby Gerhart would receive the bulk of the carries at running back for the Vikings. Offensive lineman Steve Hutchinson (illness), and defensive end Brian Robison (concussion) also did not practice Wednesday.
Minnesota is 2-10 and they will play at Detroit Sunday at noon, pregame on WJON at 11am.