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Lions Vs. Vikings: Christian Ponder 'Confident' He'll Play, Will Be Game-Time Decision

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder's status for Sunday's game against the Lions wasn't looking good mid-way through the week. He did not practice Wednesday and Thursday with a hip injury he suffered in last week's loss to the Denver Broncos, and he was merely a limited participant on Friday. However, the rookie says he still expects to give it a go on Sunday:

"I'm confident that I'll be able to go. I think it's a matter of my effectiveness," he said. "I don't know how effective I'll be. I would like to think I'd be playing 100 percent, but I don't know if that's 100 percent true."

Ponder will work out prior to the game and see if he'll be able to work through the injury. Joe Webb took all the first-team snaps during the week and is still the favorite to start. Minnesota has until 11:30 a.m. eastern time, when inactives are due, to make a decision.