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Christian Ponder will start vs. Bears

Updated: December 28, 2011, 4:12 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has passed all the necessary concussion tests and is ready to come back for more against Chicago on Sunday.

Ponder saw a neurologist on Tuesday and was cleared to play, so he will start in the season finale. He took quite a beating last weekend against the Washington Redskins, who knocked him out of the game in the third quarter with a concussion.

"I guess I actually scored higher on my baseline tests so ...

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