Statement from Vikings Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman on Teddy Bridgewater
Eden Prairie, MN (August 30, 2016) – 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.
Head coach Mike Zimmer says he isn’t sure the extent of the injury, but called it “significant.” He says the team should know more tonight. But, Bridgewater was taken to the hosptial in an ambulance and Zimmer cancelled the rest of practice:
Zimmer the team won’t sit around and pout:
In other news, the Vikings have cut long-time center John Sullivan. Sullivan missed most of last year with a back injury. Minnesota will play a preseason game on Thursday night against the Rams at US Bank Stadium.