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Ponder's scary ER visit

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06:51 AM ET 05.02 | Though Christian Ponder wound up needing only an MRI, his impromptu trip to the emergency wasn't a whole lot of fun. "They didn't do anything. I got an [MRI] and they said the contusion came back. I don't know why or how, but it did. It was just weird. All of a sudden, the whole thing got rock hard and swelled up. I was scared to death that it was a blood clot, so I went to the ER." ... "I called Sugs [head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman] first. Thanks goodness because the doctor at the ER, obviously, she was a great help but she wanted to go into surgery. She thought it was compartmental syndrome. It was a little scary. Luckily, Sugs called at the right moment and talked to the doctor and said don't do anything crazy."

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May 2, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Again?

May 2, 2013  08:23 AM ET

The doctor saw a paying customer and decided to go for it.

May 2, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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Again?

As in, we had this thread yesterday and nobody was interested then, either?

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May 2, 2013  09:58 AM ET
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Wait, the trainer overruled the surgeon? Shanahan has a job for that guy.

Hahahahahaha!

May 2, 2013  11:07 AM ET

"It was just weird. All of a sudden, the whole thing got rock hard and swelled up. I was scared to death that it was a blood clot, so I went to the ER."
That's not a blood clot, son. That's called having Samantha Steele as your wife......

May 2, 2013  12:39 PM ET
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The doctor saw a paying customer and decided to go for it.

Spending my professional life in health care administration, I do know that the US spends nearly 7 times more per capita on health care than any other nation in the world. But the Quality of US healthcare isn't even in the top 25. This story is just one small example of that.

 
May 2, 2013  03:14 PM ET

This guy is bright very bright so the Vikes give him a lot of leeway and built the passing game around his skill set. That too was smart versus throwing the baby out with the bath water. He is their QB.

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