Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and a torn ACL when he went down during a noncontact drill at practice Tuesday, ending his 2016 season.
Bridgewater was set to begin his third year as a professional in the Vikings' season opener on September 11, but went down with a non-contact injury to his knee at practice on Tuesday. Bridgewater says he comes from "amazing DNA" and that he watched his mom beat breast cancer. We will, as a team, attack my rehab with the same vigor and energy.
Boone, who has only shared a locker room with Bridgewater since March, said it boosted the team's confidence to see their quarterback hadn't lost his edge - or his confidence in the Vikings to continue pursuing their goals for 2016. The injury to one of the team's most popular players left a franchise that entered the season with designs on a Super Bowl run shaken to the core.
The Vikings released a statement about the MRI results Tuesday night in which the organization revealed an ACL tear and the knee dislocation.
The Pioneer Pressreports there has not been a surgery date set yet to fix Bridgewater's knee. "My goal will not be denied".
Zimmer called off practice after 25 minutes, and the rest of the team walked off the field while Bridgewater was being attended to. "So we expect a full recovery from Teddy". "But we're going to keep fighting".
Without Bridgewater, the team's first-round draft pick in 2014, the Vikings could miss their ideal window of opportunity as they get set to open new U.S. Bank Stadium. With Shaun Hill in line to be the Vikings' starting quarterback for now, Sorensen and Joel Stave could get most of the work against the Rams on Thursday.
It's not good, but it certainly could have been worse... Bridgewater suffered a "significant" knee injury and the team was awaiting tests to determine how long he might be out. Teams have to have their 53-man rosters set by 3:00 PM Central time on Saturday afternoon, and I'm not sure how many stories we'll hear of players getting cut before then. "I'm good now.' So he was still able to have his sense of humor", Peterson said.
At this point, nobody knows what that move is going to be.