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Vikings injuries: Christian Ponder limited by bruised throwing elbow

The Vikings quarterback was hampered in practice by an injury to his right arm.

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Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback Christian Ponder was limited in practice on Wednesday by a bruised throwing elbow. The injury is not considered to be serious, and it figures that the Vikings held Ponder back in practice as a precaution. Head coach Leslie Frazier classified the injury as "soreness," but said that he doesn't believe Ponder will be held back come Saturday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Elsewhere around the team, running back Adrian Peterson was given a second straight day of rest and missed practice on Wednesday, but is expected to get some work in on Thursday. Both Harrison Smith and Brian Robison are banged up but participated in practice. Antoine Winfield, who has a broken hand, did not practice on Wednesday, but Frazier indicated that he believes he will play on Saturday.

Notable players listed on the injury report who participated fully in practice were Jared Allen, A.J. Jefferson and Phil Loadholt.

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