Bridgewater Credits Mother’s Cancer Battle For Motivation

Starts Training Camp On PUP List After Last Years Knee Injury

MANKATO, MN — The Minnesota Vikings 8-8 finish to the 2016 season was a disappointment, considering their trip to the playoffs the year prior.

Now, the Vikes hope to use training camp to get back to the playoffs.

This will be the first training camp with quarterback Sam Bradford on the roster.

Training camp turned ugly for the Vikings last season when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with a gruesome, non-contact knee injury.

Bridgewater missed the entire season and Bradford arrived in Minnesota last September after a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bridgewater still hasn’t returned to the field, as he starts training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

He said his inspiration to return to the field comes from his family tree.

“It has been one grind. The best thing I had going for me, I had an experience having to fight watching my mom battle breast cancer so I come from an amazing DNA, we are fighters,” said Bridgewater.

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