Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will miss the entire 2016 NFL season after sustaining a devastating knee injury during practice.
The verdict is in on the injury to Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and the results are not exactly what most fans wanted to hear, as the passer will be forced to miss the entire 2016 NFL season.
Earlier today, the news of a knee injury to Bridgewater had fans very concerned. Many stayed glued to social media in order to get any update possible on the young man’s condition, what happened, and how long the team will be without him.
Sadly, it will be the whole year that Bridgewater will be out. According to a press release on the official Vikings website from Vikings Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman, it was a major injury.
“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.”
Players have come back from a torn ACL and played at a high level. Vikings fans can look no further than running back Adrian Peterson to see that. However, there are sometimes complications which can keep players from completely healing or healing quickly.
Thankfully, Sugarman and the Vikings expect Bridgewater to make a full recovery.
“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.”
Since Teddy Bridgewater will likely be placed on season ending injured reserve, there is no need for him to try to expedite the healing process. Instead, he can focus on getting back to 100 percent and preparing to lead this team during the 2017 season.