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What Is Hip?

Tell me, tell me, if you think you know.

Right now, the most important hip in Minnesota belongs to quarterback Christian Ponder, as in the one he injured against the Denver Broncos at some point in the first quarter when the Broncos were laying a significant beatdown on the rookie signal caller. Head Coach Leslie Frazier said that he would have to see Ponder practice on Friday in order for him to have any chance of facing the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field.

Well, that's exactly what happened, and Ponder has been listed as "questionable" on the Vikings' final injury report for this Sunday's game. Ponder will likely have to go through a workout at Ford Field before the game before Frazier makes a final determination, but it looks like Ponder will be getting the start on Sunday unless there's a drastic change.

Adrian Peterson is also listed as questionable, and says that he's at "about 80%." Peterson has been making cuts, though he says he can't cut as hard as he would be able to if he were healthy, and says he'd be willing to take a pain killing shot in order to play if necessary.

On the Vikings' ever-increasing injury list, the following players are listed as "probable":

Steve Hutchinson (illness)
Brian Robison (concussion)
Asher Allen (shoulder)
Chad Greenway (elbow)
Visanthe Shiancoe (hamstring)
Everson Griffen (quadriceps)
E.J. Henderson (shoulder)
Anthony Herrera (knee)
Percy Harvin (finger)

Harvin had limited participation in practice, as he apparently tore a ligament in one of his fingers the other day at practice. Everyone else listed as "probable" had full participation.

The Lions are a bit of a M*A*S*H unit going into this one as well. We already know that they're going to be without Ndamukong A Thug Named Suh for this one, but it appears that two big pieces of their secondary, safety Louis Delmas and cornerback Chris Houston, could miss this one after they both suffered MCL tears. The Lions could also be without rookie defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who has a foot injury that has forced him to be in a walking boot all week.