The injury to Vikings QB Christian Ponder's throwing elbow is more than a bruise.
The Minnesota Vikings' quarterback once again is dealing with elbow bursitis -- a buildup of fluid that may need to be drained before Saturday night's NFC wild-card playoff game against Green Bay.
An NFL source said Ponder should be able to play with the injury, which generally is treated with rest but may take weeks to fully heal. The bigger concern may be his limited practice reps this week.
The expectation is the Vikings will work out Ponder at Lambeau Field a few hours before the 7 p.m. kickoff to make sure the issue is not significantly impacting his throwing motion.