Teddy Bridgewater leaves Week 10 game with a knee injury

(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater
(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) Teddy Bridgewater /

The former Minnesota Vikings quarterback injured his knee on Sunday.

Heading into this third season with the Minnesota Vikings, it seemed like Teddy Bridgewater was going to be the franchise’s starting quarterback for the next decade.

Then Bridgewater suffered a gruesome knee injury prior to the 2016 campaign that knocked him out for the entire season and pretty much ended his tenure as the Vikings starting signal-caller.

Currently, the former Minnesota quarterback is the starter for the Carolina Panthers and during Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he ended up exiting the matchup early due to a knee injury.

How serious is the latest knee injury to the former Minnesota Vikings quarterback?

Near the end of the fourth quarter on Sunday, Bridgewater was sacked from behind by Bucs defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. The hit was low and the former Vikings signal-caller left the field with a noticeable limp.

Following the game, Panthers head coach Matt Rhule was unable to provide an update on Bridgewater’s knee injury.

The good news is that the former Minnesota quarterback was able to walk to the locker room without any assistance and that the injury was to his right knee, not the left knee that he severely injured in 2016.

The bad news is that the severity of Bridgewater’s latest knee injury is unknown. He could possibly be ready to play in Carolina’s next game or he could have to miss the rest of the season. No one really knows at this point in time.

For someone like Bridgewater who has already dealt with a knee injury derailing his career in the NFL, hopefully the ailment he suffered on Sunday ends up being more on the minor side of the spectrum.

*Update* – An MRI on Monday showed “no structural damage,” to Bridgewater’s right knee according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.