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Vikings' Christian Ponder ruled out

Updated: September 27, 2013, 4:07 PM ET
By Ben Goessling | ESPN.com

WATFORD, England -- Matt Cassel will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings against the Pittsburgh Steelers in place of Christian Ponder, who has a fractured rib.

Ponder was injured on a hit in the second quarter last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, and he told the team's medical staff Monday he was feeling pain. Initially concerned he had a bruised lung and wouldn't be able to fly to England for Sunday's game at London's Wembley Stadium, trainers put Ponder ...

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