Sam Bradford had an MRI on knee this week

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Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday this week due to a knee issue and it was enough of an issue that Bradford went for an MRI earlier this week.

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Bradford had an MRI on his left knee Tuesday after experiencing “swelling, pain, discomfort” after Monday night’s victory over the Saints. The results of the MRI were negative for anything that would require an absence from the lineup, but was enough for the Vikings to curtail Bradford’s work this week.

Bradford has torn the ACL in his left knee twice, so it’s easy to understand why any issues with it would cause enough concern to merit further evaluation.

For now, though, it appears that Bradford’s availability for game action is not at risk. Reports from Vikings practice Friday are that Bradford is taking part and there’s been no suggestion that he’s going to miss Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh.

43 responses to “Sam Bradford had an MRI on knee this week

  1. Lord, that’s all we need is for him to get injured. Keep TJ Watt at bay, SK-OL line, and feed Cook, Murray and McKinnon.

  2. I can see this scenario playing out. A little math lesson: Offensive line proves to actually be good this year – Bradford gets sidelined for a big portion of the season = Viking luck

  3. How does calling Bradford ‘made of glass’ get so many thumbs down, LOL?
    Have I been watching Bizzaro NFL for the past 7 years or something???

  4. The Vikings should sit Bradford this weekend if their smart, Bradford is made of glass and I’d be very worried about playing him on that knee with it swollen and banged up, his ACL’s are made of rubber bands. Just sit him and let his knee heal up for an entire week, if they don’t they could come to serious regret it as Bradford is just so prone to injury.

  5. cobrala2 says:
    September 15, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    How does calling Bradford ‘made of glass’ get so many thumbs down, LOL?
    Have I been watching Bizzaro NFL for the past 7 years or something???

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    Because he played 15 straight games last year behind a porous O-line and took a beating pretty much every game. That makes him not “made of glass” and thus the thumbs down.

  6. When Bradford came to the Vikings I heard all the same stories questioning his durability, but, he got mauled at times last year and was fine. If he gets hurt it will suck but it’s next man up. Not that the team cares about my input, but, start Sam and see what happens.

  7. “As long as he has that quick release and laser, rocket arm he can sit in a wheelchair back there.”

    LOL…really??? Come on man. If this wasn’t a joke then give me a break. The guy has had a handful of good games in between injuries in the last 7 years. He had a great opener against the worst NFL defense from a year ago and all of a sudden he’s Dan Marino? Good grief…and I thought Green Bay fans were delusional.

  8. tjacks7 says:
    September 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm
    As long as he has that quick release and laser, rocket arm he can sit in a wheelchair back there, he wouldn’t be any less mobile than he has been!

    Fixed it.

  9. He just had the best game of his career.

    Did you ever notice a ballpoint pen writes the best just before it runs out of ink, or a light burns the brightest just before it burns out?

    Maybe it’s like that.

  10. exinsidetrader says:
    September 15, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    He should play with knee braces on at all times. Seriously.

    He was wearing a knee brace both times he tore his ACL😢😢😢

  11. It would be a blow if Bradford couldn’t play or was severely limited, but Case Keenum has started 24 games in his career and was 4-5 last year on one of the worst teams in the NFL (0-7 when Keenum didn’t start). The guy is capable enough to give the team a chance.

    Now can you imagine if Aaron Rodgers had to miss a game? That team would turn into the Bengals without the defense.

  12. Vikings fans should be nervous. I said it last year on this blog and I’ll say it again. Don’t tell me about Sam Bradford and his laser arm and accuracy until he does it on the road on a cold and sloppy field while he’s getting hit at least here and there.

    I have no reason to root against the guy or his team and I don’t. I just don’t have confidence that he can tough it out and still go down the field instead of dinking and dunking when things get real tough in December, away from home.

    Deep down I think a lot of Vikings fans agree.

  13. In Teddy We Trust says:
    September 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm
    It would be a blow if Bradford couldn’t play or was severely limited, but Case Keenum has started 24 games in his career and was 4-5 last year on one of the worst teams in the NFL (0-7 when Keenum didn’t start). The guy is capable enough to give the team a chance.

    OK, first, I hate Green Bay so I like your follow up about how the Packers would be done without Rodgers. You’re 100% correct on that one.

    That being said, this team has absolutely no chance to beat Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, then follow it up with games vs the Bucs and Lions if Keenum is the QB. Love your defense, but the injuries will start to pile up because they will be on the field all the time. If Bradford were to be injured, the next winnable game might be in Chicago on Oct 9. Maybe…

  14. Geez, can we wait until Sunday to see if he plays or not. In the NFL everyone is one hit away from being “made of glass” MRI showed zero problems.

  15. William Gay remembers the last time the Vikings came to Pittsburgh. The real question is whether Dalvin Cook pulls an Adrian Peterson, and runs him over.

  16. In Teddy We Trust says:
    September 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm
    Now can you imagine if Aaron Rodgers had to miss a game? That team would turn into the Bengals without the defense.
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    We don’t have to imagine it, it actually happened! A Rodgers-less Packer team came from sixteen points down to tie the Vikings a few years ago. The effort was led by a fourth-string free-agent walk-on…….and against a “vaunted” defense. It directly resulted in the Packers winning the North Division in a tie-breaker with the Bears, so, in effect, a victory.

    It’s not that hard to remember.

  17. The Vikings seem to always get the worst end of injuries. AP out for the year with an ACL. Keith Millard in his prime with a career ending knee injury, Culpepper blows his knee out after a 4k season, Teddy dislocating his knee in PRACTICE. Now Barr, Rhodes, Newman and Bradford with issues early in 2017. It always has to be one of our critical players. Vikings curse.

  18. stellarperformance says:
    September 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm
    In Teddy We Trust says:
    September 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm
    Now can you imagine if Aaron Rodgers had to miss a game? That team would turn into the Bengals without the defense.
    /////////////////////////////////////////////

    We don’t have to imagine it, it actually happened! A Rodgers-less Packer team came from sixteen points down to tie the Vikings a few years ago. The effort was led by a fourth-string free-agent walk-on…….and against a “vaunted” defense. It directly resulted in the Packers winning the North Division in a tie-breaker with the Bears, so, in effect, a victory.

    It’s not that hard to remember.
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    Actually, your memory is a little faulty, which shouldn’t be surprising given all the bragging you do about how much you can drink. That 16-point comeback was engineered by Matt Flynn, a 7th-round draft pick who got a massive free agent contract from the Seahawks. Also, it wasn’t against a “vaunted” defense. The Vikings defense was ranked 31st in the league that year. But by all means, continue to crow about the tie you managed against a terrible Vikings team four years ago. I’ll stick with this year.

    Do you happen to remember the Packers’ record without Rodgers that season? It was 2-5-1. You tied the 5-10-1 Vikings. You beat the 4-12 Falcons by one point. You beat the 8-8 Cowboys by one point. And yet somehow you continue to cite this record as proof that your team would be just fine without Rodgers, probably because you have such great depth.

  19. mnfaninil says:
    September 15, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    The Vikings seem to always get the worst end of injuries. AP out for the year with an ACL. Keith Millard in his prime with a career ending knee injury, Culpepper blows his knee out after a 4k season, Teddy dislocating his knee in PRACTICE. Now Barr, Rhodes, Newman and Bradford with issues early in 2017. It always has to be one of our critical players. Vikings curse.
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    Pardon the insult, but you’re sounding like stellarperformance. Every team has injuries and we remember ours more because we’re paying more attention to them. None of these early season injuries are remotely the same as those other extremely serious injuries. They’re going to be fine.

  20. Well, to be fair, losing a future HoF QB like Aaron Rodgers will significantly hurt almost any team.

    I’m more worried about what will happen to my Minnesota Vikings if we lose a run-of-the-mill, journeyman QB like Sam Bradford….

  21. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that the Vikings make “reasonable accommodations” for Bradford’s bum kneedisability.

    I’m sure they can outfit a motorized wheelchair so he can play.

    He would not be much less mobile than he is even at 100%.

  22. I am a Packers fan and hope Bradford stays healthy. He is off to an unbelievable start and has already had more injuries than he deserves. I hate the Vikings and especially their fans, but if Bradford goes down the team might consider Kaepernick. Nobody deserves that.

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