Loadholt & Sullivan miss practice

Christian Ponder might be running for his life Sunday against the Packers. The Vikings could be without two starting offensive lineman. Phil Loadholt (knee) and John Sullivan (concussion) were injured against the Bears and didn't practice Wednesday.
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Christian Ponder might be running for his life Sunday against the Packers. The Vikings could be without two starting offensive lineman. Phil Loadholt (knee) and John Sullivan (concussion) were injured against the Bears and didn't practice Wednesday.

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