It appears Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will miss the 2016 NFL season. Bridgewater suffered a serious injury in practice on Tuesday. In addition to a dislocated knee, he also has a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage. The only upside is there doesn’t appear to be any nerve damage.
“Teddy Bridgewater suffered a non-contact injury today at practice,” Vikings head trainer Eric Sugarman said in a statement. “The injury was quickly identified as a dislocated knee. The injury was stabilized, and he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage. Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days. Although the recovery time will be significant, we expect Teddy to make a full recovery. I would like to thank all of the medical professionals and our athletic training staff for all of their help today. Teddy has already displayed the attitude needed to overcome this injury and attack his rehab.”
Unfortunately for the Vikings, they don’t really have a decent backup to Bridgewater. Shaun Hill is behind him on the depth chart, but the 36-year-old has played very infrequently over the last several seasons.
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