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Frazier: Ponder has hip pointer, AP close to returning

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says rookie quarterback Christian Ponder has a hip pointer following Sunday's loss to Denver and will be watched closely this week in practice. Frazier also says Adrian Peterson is “very close” to returning from his high ankle sprain.
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Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says rookie quarterback Christian Ponder has a hip pointer following Sunday's loss to Denver and will be watched closely this week in practice. Frazier also says Adrian Peterson is “very close” to returning from his high ankle sprain.

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