Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a scary injury on Sunday during the middle of the Denver Broncos game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Midway through the third quarter of the matchup between the Denver Broncos and Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater left the pocket to scramble for a first down.
In an effort to gain enough yards for the conversion, Bridgewater dove into the air, but his head ended up landing hard onto the ground. This resulted in a scary situation for the former Vikings signal-caller.
Broncos trainers immediately rushed to the field to help Bridgewater. The former Vikings quarterback was ultimately placed on a stretcher and carted off the field for further examination inside the locker room.
Former Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater appears to be okay after scary injury during Denver Broncos game
Thankfully, it sounds like Bridgewater avoided any major injuries when his head made contact with the ground on Sunday.
Shortly after he was taken to the locker room, it was revealed that the former Minnesota first-round draft pick had “movement in all his extremities,” according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Bridgewater was also taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons according to Rapoport.
The former Vikings quarterback is not new to suffering scary injuries in his NFL career. Back in 2016, he suffered a gruesome injury to his knee that kept him out of action for the entire 2016 campaign and put the rest of his football career in jeopardy.
Luckily, it sounds like Bridgewater will be able to escape Sunday’s scary situation without any serious injuries, and hopefully, everything continues to move in a positive direction.