REPORT: Teddy Bridgewater’s Leg Injury Was So Gruesome It Made His Teammates Vomit

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater practices Tuesday. At left is quarterback Shaun Hill. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi)

The Minnesota Vikings went from contenders to come out of the NFC to a team probable to miss the playoffs entirely with one step of Teddy Bridgewater today.

The Vikings QB suffered a gruesome knee injury Tuesday afternoon in practice, which was reportedly suffered without contact, usually pointing to a ligament tear or dislocation – both of which are likely season ending. The way the injury was described didn’t help the hopes of Vikings fans either.

The injury was so gruesome players reportedly threw up after catching glimpse of it,
with the rest of practice was cancelled after Bridgewater left in an ambulance.


“Gruesome, according to some people there, is absolutely what it was. Players were disturbed, throwing up, not wanting to see, looking away as quickly as possible,” one player told Ian Rapport.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer seemed to be fighting back tears as he talked about how Bridgewater had to be sedated after the injury. Zimmer also said he called Bridgewater’s mother, something coaches generally only do when there are serious concerns about a player’s health.

There are not yet any revelations on what Bridgewater’s MRI has revealed.