The Minnesota Vikings head coach spoke to the local media on Wednesday and talked about the current health status of quarterback Sam Bradford.
It has now been two weeks since Sam Bradford has started a game for the Minnesota Vikings. The quarterback had a great performance in the team’s Week 1 win over the New Orleans Saints, but apparently sustained a knee injury during the matchup as well.
Since then, Vikings backup signal caller Case Keenum has been filling in under center for the past two games and the team currently stands at 2-1 on the season.
So what are the chances that Bradford will return to Minnesota’s starting lineup this Sunday against the Detroit Lions? On Wednesday, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer provided the latest on his injured quarterback.
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"“(We gave) him the day off today, but we are doing everything we can to get him ready to play Sunday. We are just giving him one more day to rest.”"
The hope seems to be that Bradford will be healthy enough to play this week, but nothing is ever guaranteed (especially with the Vikings).
In the meantime, Minnesota should still be confident in their chances to win on Sunday whether Bradford plays or not. Keenum proved last week that he is fully capable of leading the offense if the team needs him to.
No matter who plays on Sunday, either quarterback will have their work cut out for them against a Detroit defense that already has a total of seven interceptions this season.
And depending on the results of Thursday night’s matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers, a win over the Lions could put the Vikings all alone atop the NFC North.