Ponder Hurt, Winfield Done For The Season

Are you in the mood for some good news following the Vikings embarrassing 45-7 loss to the Packers?

Well, too bad.

ESPN 1500 reports that cornerback Antoine Winfield fractured his clavicle and is done for the season.

“I don’t think we’ll get him back,” Leslie Frazier said. “I’ll learn more, but I don’t see him being able to come back from that.”

Already without Chris Cook, the Vikings secondary could barely field a team at all, let alone a talented one, and Winfield’s absence will do little to help matters.

“Very thin, so we’ll have to look at some options there,” Leslie Frazier said.

With the Vikings season officially six feet under, it is likely that one of those options is rookie Brandon Burton.

Christian Ponder’s non-throwing hand got stepped on during the game but he is expected to be fine.  Safeties Husain Abdullah and Mistral Raymond also left the game with a concussion for Abdullah and cramps for Raymond.

Left tackle Charlie Johnson hurt his finger but only had to leave the game breifly.

At a 2-7 record, the Vikings injuries don’t exactly matter in terms of playoff hopes, but it is hard to see them even being competitive between now and the end of the season.