Teddy Bridgewater suffered a non-contact injury today at practice. The injury was quickly identified as a dislocated knee. The injury was stabilized, and he was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. After undergoing an MRI, it was determined that Teddy suffered a complete tear to his ACL and other structural damage. Fortunately, there appears to be no nerve or arterial damage. Surgical repair will be scheduled within the next few days. Although the recovery time will be significant, 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.
UPDATE 6:49 PM: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has suffered a "significant" knee injury and the team is awaiting tests to determine the severity.
Bridgewater was taken to a hospital by ambulance on Tuesday afternoon shortly after going down in a non-contact drill. His left leg was immobilized in an air cast and players huddled around him in prayer after he crumpled to the turf.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer ended practice after Bridgewater went down. He says it doesn't look good, but has not yet ruled out Bridgewater returning from the injury.
Losing Bridgewater would be a crushing loss for a team coming off of an NFC North division title that expected to contend for a Super Bowl appearance this season.
The Vikings have 36-year-old veteran Shaun Hill as Bridgewater's primary backup
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with an injury in practice on Tuesday, causing the team to cut short its session after 25 minutes.
Bridgewater dropped back to pass during a drill when his right leg appeared to give out. Bridgewater immediately went down while concerned teammates and athletic trainers huddled around him.
Coach Mike Zimmer eventually called off practice, and the rest of the team walked off the field while Bridgewater was being attended to.
The nature of his injury was not immediately clear. But there is little behind Bridgewater on the depth chart, with veteran Shaun Hill the primary backup.
The Vikings host Los Angeles Rams in their final preseason game Thursday night.