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Report: “Looking more likely” Joe Webb starts for Vikings

Posted by Curtis Crabtree on January 5, 2013, 4:22 PM EST

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s status has been somewhat in doubt all week.

Ponder was limited in practice throughout the week and is officially listed as questionable to play in the Vikings Wild Card match up with the Green Bay Packers.

Now it’s a possibility the Vikings will have to turn to backup Joe Webb. According to Dan Wiederer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, it’s “looking more likely” Webb will start against the Packers Saturday night.

According to Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis, Ponder is dealing with elbow bursitis. Per Pelissero, it was possible Ponder was going to need to have the fluid drained from his elbow prior to the game against the Packers. If that procedure was performed on Ponder already, it may not have been enough to get him ready to play.

Webb has appeared in just one game for the Vikings this season and has not thrown a pass. Webb was 34 of 63 for 376 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in 11 games for Minnesota last season.