Sam Bradford had an MRI on his knee this week, here we go again

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Sam Bradford
(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Sam Bradford /

Coming off a career performance in Week 1, the Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback reportedly had his surgically repaired knee looked at this recently.

Following the Minnesota Vikings’ big opening week win over the New Orleans Saints last Monday, the excitement level surrounding the team’s chances in 2017 definitely saw a big increase. Especially with the way Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford played against the Saints, throwing for 346 yards and three touchdowns.

But since this is the Vikings we are talking about, the excitement regarding just about anything relating to this franchise always seems to be short-lived.

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Sam Bradford
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Sam Bradford /

After the game on Monday, Bradford reportedly experienced some swelling and pain in his left knee and underwent an MRI some time this week according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

His left knee is the same knee in which Bradford suffered a torn ACL in both 2013 and 2014. It does not seem to be anything too serious for Minnesota’s quarterback at this point in time, but it will definitely be something the team keeps an eye on as the season continues.

When asked about Bradford’s MRI on Friday, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer did not either confirm or deny that his quarterback was examined by medical personnel at any point in time this week.

"“I’m not going to talk about (who has) had MRIs or who hasn’t had MRIs. Lots of guys have MRIs. I had one. Two maybe.”More from The Viking Age6 biggest draft steals in Minnesota Vikings historyFormer Vikings first-round pick could reportedly return to NFC NorthBears analyst has extremely embarrassing Kirk Cousins take6 Vikings who (maybe) won’t make the 53-man roster in 2023Predicting what the Vikings will do in the 2023 NFL Draft based on 2022"

Zimmer did say that he anticipates that Bradford will play this Sunday in Minnesota’s Week 2 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Just when it seems like the Vikings are turning a corner and could possibly have a season without any major speed-bumps, this news comes out.

It is nothing major right now, but given Minnesota’s mind-boggling string of bad luck throughout their history as an NFL franchise, this turning into something much worse in the near future would not be shocking to anyone who has followed this team over the years.

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The Vikings have only played one regular season game in 2017, yet this team seems to have already found itself in another potential season-destroying situation. All that can really be said at this point is stay tuned, because this year’s rollercoaster in Minnesota is just getting started.