Christian Ponder gets concussed, goes to Target, poses with Lions fan [PHOTO]

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Ponder is tested for a concussion on the sidelines during Sunday's game.
Late in the first half of the Vikings' eventual triumph over the Bears, embattled quarterback Christian Ponder was hit by two Chicago defenders and left lying on the Metrodome turf, head in hands. He was later diagnosed with a concussion and didn't return to the game. His status for Sunday's tilt in Baltimore remains in doubt.

SEE ALSO: Christian Ponder assumes perfect facepalm pose [PHOTO]

But if you think literally getting his brains scrambled kept Christian from running errands, think again.

Here, via gossip site Twin Cities Starlight, is a photo of Ponder posing with a Lions fan, of all people, at a local target after Sunday's game:

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Via Keith Townsend on Facebook

In all seriousness, concussions are no laughing matter, so we're glad to see Christian's isn't preventing him from doing day-to-day things.

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Matt Schieffer
Matt Schieffer

I don't know how I know but that has to be Target downtown. Damn, I was there that same day too.

Soleil Morgan
Soleil Morgan

he had to find a way to get out of the game. geez

Daniel McDonough
Daniel McDonough

Probably not making it worse (the concussion) running errands, but I bet Brett Favre would have kept playing!

DanniStets
DanniStets

First off, I absolutely love sports of all kind! I love that I can sit in my living room on a Sunday all day and watch sports and football and women s volleyball. Because I'm a man and I thrive on testosterone based challenges of man strength. Volleyball is good too because those little hotties wear tight shorts and just tickle my fancy. I like being tickled too, its fun and gets me in the mood. 

Its important to be in a good mood, 99% of doctors would probably agree with me. I bet doctors like girls in tight shorts too. They are stuck smelling gross people and not 19 year old little hotties all day. My doctor said I smell. But hes and idiot so I fired him and now I go to a new doctor. Staying in a good mood can help you live longer. So can beer I think, beer helps you live longer. It makes me a jolly good fellow on saturday night. I like to show off all my dance moves when I put a few down. But I'm afraid to dance too hard because then I start to sweat and since my doctor told me I smell I figure I better not get to sweaty. But then on sunday I dont feel very good and I just sit around and watch sports all day. My wife Beth gets kind of mad at me though because I make her do all the dishes and clean up from our friends that were over the night before. She is good at it though. I tell her she is a really good cleaner and she is so talented. Just so I dont have to clean. She thinks I'm really proud of her cleaning abilities and then I can just sit around all day sunday and watch sports. Usually I have her make me dinner too. But sometimes I dont like it when she makes me dinner because then I have ot talk to her. And its just like, ugh be quiet I'm trying to watch sports. 

But Christian Ponder gets to sit around all day now because his head is injured from his stroke in the game. I think it was a stroke because if he did brain damage to himself it would be like brain damage wouldn't it? Like his head might be bleeding a little so it would be like he had a stroke. Anyway, I think hes a great quarterback. Daunte Culpepper was good too, Mike Tiese just was so bad at giving him the plays that would make him do good. Instead Mike Tiese was mad at him and didnt want him to succeed so he gave him all the bad plays. 


Go Vikes!

Al Cady
Al Cady

Well that's what you do with Christians...throw em to the Lions.

Eric Shawn Smith
Eric Shawn Smith

Harmless. At least it wasn't a Walmart in Detroit with a Packer fan.

Kenny Peterson
Kenny Peterson

He was barely touched, let alone tossed down for a concussion. He's NOT an NFL QB! He can't take the heat - and walked right into that sack - not even knowing to get rid of the ball (take the grounding penalty, if you're afraid you're going to get hurt!) Or, at least run around a bit and try to shake them. This weekly preliminary announcement/examination/secondary announcement/can he practice/will he start/can he finish a game process got old over two months ago. Cassel is your starter, dress Webb as reliever, keep Freeman on the sidelines as your poster boy for the worst front office decision made since Herschel Walker. Ponder can watch the game from the hotel room. Sorry, Christian - you seem like a hell of a nice and very intelligent guy - but you are not destined for the NFL..

Joshua Scheerz
Joshua Scheerz

I slammed my head last week. I went to Target with a concussion. How come no one wanted a photo with me?

T.S.Moody
T.S.Moody

Don't pose with a guy wearing a damn Lions sweatshirt.  Come on, this is 101 material.

Gregory Summins
Gregory Summins

Geez, the way people treat this guy you'd think he went peein' on a boat or something.

DavidFoureyes
DavidFoureyes topcommenter

@Al Cady Today is officially "Al Cady Wins Interneting" Day.

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

@Joshua Scheerz Because you're not an NFL quarterback. That shouldn't be difficult for you to figure out.

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours topcommenter

@Frank J Timpone You, that's why you read the article.

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