Don’t Look: Teddy Bridge “Over Troubled” Water Suffers Horrific Knee Injury
Can’t Catch a Break.
Teddy Bridgewater, the Vikings’ starting QB, suffered a horrific knee injury at Tuesday’s team practice. Now, Bridgewater’s 2016 season in serious jeopardy. We blame Adrian Peterson for Minnesota’s horrible luck. The team was preparing to play its first game ever at the new U.S. Bank Stadium. The outdoor facility features a transparent Ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene (ETFE) roof because Minnesota’s average temperature during winter is 13° with 53+ inches of snow.
Bridgewater dropped back to pass, planted his foot and immediately went down in a heap from the non-contact injury. Teddy immediately reached for his left leg. Trainers rushed to the quarterback’s side and fitted Bridgewater with an air cast. His initial diagnosis is a dislocated kneecap and a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The Vikings halted practice immediately and called an ambulance to transport Teddy to the hospital. His teammates were visibly shaken, emotional, and angry. Their fear is that Bridgewater’s career could be over.
Head coach Mike Zimmer said:
“Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage.” “Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgery (sic) will be scheduled [in] the next few days.
Zimmer added, “the recovery time will be significant [and] 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.” Shaun Hill, the Vikings backup quarterback, will start during Week 1. The team may bring in Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith for a tryout, according to news reports. The Vikings other options are free agent QB Tim Tebow or trading for the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick. Fantasy Football team owners should adjust their draft boards this week.