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Picture contest: Christian Ponder's bruised arm vs. Brett Favre's bruised ankle

Posted by: Michael Rand under Vikings Updated: January 7, 2013 - 12:38 PM

Football is a tough-guy sport. The minute it was announced Christian Ponder was inactive Saturday, folks were split evenly into two camps: those who thought he should try to play through whatever pain he was in, and those who figured that if he wasn't playing it must be a legitimate injury keeping him out. We have no further prognosis other than a picture taken by our own Shari Gross today during locker room cleanout time, but here is evidence of what Ponder's right arm looks like two days after he couldn't play:

 

 

And here, if you needed a reminder, is Brett Favre's ankle after getting battered around (though staying in the game) against the Saints in the NFC title game:

 

 

 

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