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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Ponder out for Vikings-Steelers game

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LONDON - Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback Christian Ponder has a fractured rib and will not play in Sunday's game against the Steelers in London.


Ponder suffered the injury in last week's loss against Cleveland. The injury means reserve quarterback Matt Cassell will be behind the center on Sunday. Cassell says he was notified this morning that he'd get the starting nod for the noon game on Sunday. Like the Vikings, Pittsburgh is 0-3 this season.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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