Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder will likely start Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, coach Leslie Frazier announced Friday.
Ponder dislocated his non-throwing (left) shoulder Nov. 7 against the Washington Redskins.
Ponder took first-team reps in practice this week and said he expects to play in Seattle. He is listed on the team's injury report as probable, but it will make a final decision on his status after Saturday's walk-through.
"The way he moved around today, he looked pretty good," Frazier said. "Hopefully he'll wake up tomorrow without any residual effects."
Ponder completed 17 of 21 passes for 174 yards with two touchdowns and an interception before getting hurt.