Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater to Return to Practice

Jonathan Hernandez
Октября 17, 2017

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer on Monday announced that Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared medically to return to practice.

Less than 24 hours after the Packers lost Aaron Rodgers, possibly for the season, the Vikings appear to have some good news regarding their quarterback situation.

A 32nd overall pick by the Vikings in 2014, Bridgewater started in 12 of 13 games that year, completing 259 of 402 passes for 2,919 yards and he had 14 touchdowns with 12 interceptions.

The Vikings acquired Sam Bradford to fill in for Bridgewater last season.

The odds are against that, however, as Bradford's chronic issues with his twice surgically-repaired left knee have some whispering retirement.

For better or worse, Keenum is the guy in Minnesota. But I don't have to answer that question. Bradford tried to play against the Bears on Monday Night Football, but was pulled late in the first half with the offense stalling and Bradford looking very uncomfortable.

"We'll just have to see how it goes", Zimmer said.

The context to that in Minnesota is the injury report.

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Per Glazer, Bradford doesn't now think his knee issue will force him to retire, but the issue is "much worse than people know" and something that could force him to "think about his future" if the swelling and pain don't subside. The wear and tear on his knee might simply be too much for the quarterback to overcome.

Glazer went on to note that Bradford is going to have to make a decision here soon on his future.

"I think it means a lot to everybody".

When it comes to injuries, however, Zimmer has less credibility than a third-world dictator.

Once the Vikings remove him from the PUP list, they will have three weeks to activate him or placed him on injured reserve.

Bridgewater has been sidelined since being injured on August 30, 2016, a week before the season.

The quarterback's rehabilitation, though, went well.

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