Josh Freeman injury update news from the Minnesota Vikings has Freeman out in Week 8. Christian Ponder will benefit the most, as he appears to be the Week 8 starter for the Vikings now. According to a report from Wednesday (Oct. 23), it looks like the recent free agent acquisition could have a concussion and will be undergoing testing now. It reportedly took place against the New York Giants on Monday night (Oct. 21), putting the team in an awkward position moving forward.
Speaking about what the team is going to do, head coach Leslie Frazier weighed in with his thoughts. He stated, "Looking at the history of guys who have concussions on a short week that are able to at least get cleared for Sundays, we'll have to proceed as if he's not going to make it [back]."
So now the team is going to turn back to the guy who had the starting job for the first three weeks before going through some physical concerns of his own. In those three games, Christian Ponder had 691 passing yards to go with two touchdowns and five interceptions. The Minnesota Vikings went 0-3 in that span, which was part of the reason that they sought an answer in free agency. This Josh Freeman injury is the chance Ponder needed to take his job back and he might even become an intriguing fantasy football start for Week 8 in deeper leagues.
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