Cassel to Start Sunday for Vikings
Ponder has a fractured rib which he suffered last Sunday in the second quarter of the Vikings loss to the Cleveland Browns.
"We just made a decision, what's best for me and my health and for this team," Ponder said. "It stinks, but it is what it is, and I'll be back in for Carolina (Week 6)."
"I've been through it a lot, but at the same time you get those butterflies and everything," Cassel said Friday. "I just found out this morning before practice. At the same time I've been preparing for this and I feel like I'm ready to go. I had a good week of practice and now it's about going out there and executing on Sunday."
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