"(W)e had a very good chance of winning that game," Ponder said Monday, via Tom Pelissero of The Star Tribune. "For myself to let my team down, that's what hurts the most."
Ponder spoke with the media at his locker, wearing a long white sleeve over the injured arm. He rolled the sleeve down to reveal significant bruising around his elbow and triceps.
Pelissero tweeted that after speaking with Ponder, he was convinced the quarterback had "zero chance" to play Saturday. Ponder was coming off a big performance to get the Vikings into the playoffs the previous week. That he couldn't build on that game will be frustration we're sure he'll take deep into the offseason.