Peterson, Ponder Listed as Questionable vs. Detroit

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Peterson, Ponder Listed as Questionable vs. Detroit

December 9, 2011 Updated Oct 27, 2013 at 12:37 AM CST

Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Running back Adrian Peterson and quarterback Christian Ponder are both listed as questionable for Sunday as the Minnesota Vikings visit NFC North rival Detroit.

Peterson has missed two straight games with a high left ankle sprain, but returned to practice on Thursday for the Vikings. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the team's star running back was "very close" to returning to the lineup.

Ponder, on the other hand, will need additional looks over the weekend to determine his status for Sunday after suffering a hip pointer in last week's loss to Denver.

The Vikings are (2-10) this season and will play at Detroit on Sunday, with kickoff set for 12:00 p.m.

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HAWK LIKELY TO PLAY, STARKS OUT FOR PACKERS

The Green Bay Packers will try again to stay unbeaten this season on Sunday when they host the Oakland Raiders, but will do so without their top running back.

James Starks has been ruled out for this week's game after aggravating knee and ankle injuries the past two weeks, meaning Ryan Grant and Brandon Saine will be the team's primary backfield threats.

Hawk appears poised to return to his starting linebacker spot for Green Bay after missing one game with an injured calf, the first missed game of his professional career.

The Packers and Raiders will kick off at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, with the game being aired on CBS3.

Posted by Zach Schneider
zschneider@northlandsnewscenter.com

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