Minnesota Vikings Josh Freeman Out With Concussion, Christian Ponder Please Stand Up

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder throws a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy King)

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder throws a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy King)

The Quarterback situation in Minnesota is starting to get bad, to put it simply,

Josh Freeman, who played as bad as one could imagine from a first start with a new team, had a bad outing in starting his first game with the Vikings on Monday night, has suffered a concussion, and may not be able to play this week against the Green Bay Packers, the team announced.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed today that Freeman’s status is in doubt, and if Freeman can’t play, Christian Ponder would resume the role of the starting quarterback when the Packers come to town on Sunday night.

Although the Vikings won’t have any official word on Freeman’s status until he goes through the league-mandated concussion protocol, Frazier said the Vikings are currently preparing as if Ponder is going to be the starter.

It’s not clear when Freeman suffered the concussion, but Frazier said he didn’t see anything on Monday night to make him think Freeman was showing any symptoms of a head injury.

Assuming Freeman isn’t cleared to return, Ponder will get his first start since Week Three, and Matt Cassel will be Ponder’s backup.

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4 responses

    • The Bears are close to being in the type of quarterback problems that the Vikings are in. It’s going to be interesting to see how Chicago does with McCown and Palmer taking over the reigns.

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