Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a devastating knee injury during practice just before the start of the season some five months ago, and we’re just now being able to grasp how serious it exactly was.
Though Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer noted his quarterback is “doing well,” but no return date set, Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole is reporting Bridgewater will likely miss the entire 2017-2018 season as well.
After Bridgewater was diagnosed with a knee dislocation and a torn, some doctors even feared the 24-year-old would never play again. “If he didn’t make it back, it wouldn’t surprise me,” one specialist said. This is a bad injury, about the worse knee injury a player can have.”
The Vikings traded for former Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford at the start of last season to quickly fill in under center. The team started 5-0, but dropped 8 of their last 11 games to finish .500, missing the playoffs. Bradford is currently under a contract for another season in Minnesota, which would keep him with the team if Bridgewater couldn’t make it back in the 2017-2018 season.