GREEN BAY - The Minnesota Vikings might end up having to send a backup quarterback out to face the Packers in Saturday night's Wild Card playoff game. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Dan Wiederer, the Vikings may have to go with backup Joe Webb, if regular starter Christian Ponder is sidelined due to an elbow injury.
Saturday afternoon, Wiederer tweeted: "Have been told it is "looking more likely" Joe Webb will start tonight. Still no final word. But Vikings much closer to Plan B." FOX Sports' Jay Glazer later tweeted: "As of 30 minutes ago Vikings players were still trying to find out who is starting."
Ponder was limited at Vikings practice all week with an elbow injury, reportedly suffered on a hit by Packers safety Morgan Burnett last Sunday. The Vikings officially listed Ponder as questionable to play against the Packers on their injury report.
Webb has not played any significant snaps this season. He has made three career starts at quarterback for the Vikings, and has played other positions for Minnesota, known as a threat to run the ball.