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Frazier Updates Several Injuries

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 5, 2011 – 1:48 pm

Leslie Frazier met with reporters on Monday to discuss Sunday’s game and the status of his team as they try and move past the loss to Denver and on to preparations for next weekend’s game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. He opened with an update on players who sustained injuries during Sunday’s game.

Here’s a quick summary of what Frazier said…

– QB Christian Ponder has a hip pointer and will likely be limited in practice, at least early in the week. Ponder suffered the injury during the game and was obviously able to finish, but the team will monitor the injury closely over the next few days and adjust the QB’s practice time accordingly. It’s important to note a couple things here. First, Ponder relies on his mobility, so a hip injury is significant to him. Secondly, Ponder played through injuries in college and will be willing to play through pain.

– LB Chad Greenway hyper-extended his elbow, but he was also able to finish the game. It won’t be surprising if he’s limited in some capacity this week, but I’m anticipating he’ll be able to play at this point.

– DE Brian Robison suffered a concussion and did not finish the game. As is the case with all concussions, this will be a day-to-day situation.

– TE Visanthe Shiancoe came out of the game with a swollen hand. Frazier said X-rays of the hand did not show a fracture, which is obviously good news and gives Shiancoe a chance to play this weekend.

As for RB Adrian Peterson, who has missed two games with an ankle injury, there is no timeline for his return. It could be as early as this week, but there’s also a possibility that he misses another game. We’ll monitor his status as the week progresses.


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8 Responses to “Frazier Updates Several Injuries”

  1. By Derrick.G on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    We didnt get hurt too bad….

  2. By DesertViking on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    How about he says who he’s going to bench in the secondary after that horrible display of pass defense. Does Jamarca Sanford know how to play cover 2? It seemed like he thought we were playing cover 1, or man to man. And I blame him because, to me, it looked like both Griffin and Burton thought the Sanford would help them over the top while they covered the flats, but Sanford was no where to be seen.

    How about Griffin too? He’s given up too many touchdowns and hasn’t been the same since his two knee injuries.

  3. By lisa on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t think he can bench anyone without getting more bodies off the street. The secondary is in dire straights… We have NOBODY!!

  4. By Frederick Jones on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Hey, Mike Wobschall,

    What’s up with the “No comments” BS?

    Are you trying to anger those already angered???

  5. By Carl on Dec 6, 2011 | Reply

    I say find some one in free agency and deactivate Griffin and tell him you wish him well in his future indeverse. Also i would try to find a SS for the last 4 games. Give Sanford the same speeach after you deactivate him.
    Same for Abdullah.

  6. By purplegoldman on Dec 7, 2011 | Reply

    I just read Bleacher Report and it said the Vikes have moved Joe Webb to Wide Reciever Permanently. About time, thats what they drafted him for originally.

  7. By James on Dec 7, 2011 | Reply

    why is Peterson still out? It can’t be that bad.

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