LOOK: Teddy Bridgewater is now practicing without a brace on his right leg

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 22: Teddy Bridgewater
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 22: Teddy Bridgewater /

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback uploaded a few photos of himself working out recently and his big, giant leg brace is nowhere to be seen.

A few weeks ago when the Minnesota Vikings website uploaded a video of Teddy Bridgewater working out and throwing during the team’s OTA practices, a jolt of happiness was sent through most of the team’s fanbase. Many people were not expecting to see the quarterback back throwing passes to his teammates less than a year after suffering a gruesome injury to his right knee.

On Wednesday, Bridgewater provided a bit more excitement for Vikings fans when he posted a few interesting photos to his personal Instagram feed.

These pictures appear to be showing the quarterback working out without the aid of a brace on his surgically repaired knee. Since appearing on Minnesota’s practice field a few weeks back, Bridgewater has only been seen out on the field with a giant brace that basically covered his entire left leg.

It seems as though Bridgewater’s recovery process is continuing to move in a positive direction. But will he be healthy enough to practice during the Vikings’ upcoming training camp?

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That is something that still remains up in the air and the reasoning is based on more than just his health status.

Minnesota likely wants his contract to toll into 2018 and that can only happen if Bridgewater remains off the active roster until Week 7 of this season. Even if he practices before Week 7, the quarterback’s  current contract with Minnesota would end following the conclusion of this season.

But Bridgewater is clearly working as hard as possible to get back to playing in meaningful games. What would the Vikings even do if the quarterback is soon cleared by his doctors to play in the regular season?

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It does not seem as though Minnesota will have to deal with that decision just yet. But then again, not many were expecting to see Bridgewater back working out without a knee brace at this point in time either.