Ponder was injured during last weekend's 35-32 loss to the Denver Broncos, but he played the whole game and finished 29-of-47 passing for 381 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. He told reporters Wednesday that he has never suffered a hip-pointer before, and he was bruised and swollen.
"I'm not too concerned," Ponder said about the possibility of not playing. "I have been working ever since the game ended on Sunday with (the Vikings' head trainer). He has done a great job, and there has been a lot of progress since it first happened. Monday, I was pretty sore. Yesterday, I was pretty sore, but today, I feel better."