Jake Locker could be facing an extensive recovery time, 5-6 months, after undergoing surgery to repair his Lisfranc injury, the Nashville Tennessean reports. Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said that surgery went well with “no surprises,” but that an exact timetable for Locker’s return is still unknown.
“He heals a little different than other people, but we assume he’ll be able to do something this spring,” Munchak said. “I’m sure it’s something that will be adjusted as he goes through the rehab process. We know he’ll be ready for training camp and OTAs and it is just a matter of exactly how the whole thing will work.”
Meanwhile, Josh Freeman remains on the bench. Freeman was signed by the Vikings on a one-year, $2.83 million contact after he was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before Week 4. He made one start — an ugly outing against the New York Giants on Oct. 21, just two weeks after becoming a Viking — and hasn’t been seen since.
Ponder’s best performance of the season came in Week 10, when he went shook off an interception on his second pass of the game against the Washington Redskins to go 17-for-21 for 174 yards and two touchdowns before leaving late with a dislocated shoulder. He was able to bounce back quickly from the injury, but then started the matchup against the Seahawks 13-for-22 for 129 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions before being yanked.
Cassel went just 5-for-13 for 78 yards, one touchdown Fashion Online Shop Cheap Jerseys and one interception in Ponder’s stead, however, so it’s not surprising that Frazier has opted to start Ponder. The Vikings are doing their best to play their current hand, but it’s clear they Cheap Vikings Jerseys China don’t have a strong card to throw.